5. Matthew Broderick – Killed Two People In Ireland
In 1987, Matthew Broderick was in an awful car accident while on vacation in Northern Ireland. Broderick was there with Jennifer Grey, who appeared in Ferris Bueller’s Day Offwith Broderick. Broderick was driving a rented BMW, when he accidentally crossed into the wrong lane and collided with a Volvo. The two people in the Volvo – Anna Gallagher (28), and her mother (63) – were both killed instantly.
In a statement to the authorities, Broderick said, “I don’t remember the day. I don’t remember even getting up in the morning. I don’t remember making my bed. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg.” His leg was, in fact, fractured.
While he could have been sentenced to 5 years in jail, he was instead fined $175 and charged with careless driving, instead of causing death by dangerous driving.