Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has wrecked her car. She did not just put a little scratch or dent in it either — the daughter of the late singer seriously crashed her sporty ride. From the looks of the photos posted on TMZ her cute little black convertible sports car is a total wreck now.
According to official police reports, officers claim the young reality television star lost control of her fairly new Chevy Camaro while making a tight left turn. Driving up over the curb, the auto then barreled down an embankment. Hitting quite a number of small trees and running through brush on its way down, the vehicle finally came to a rolling stop on a local park hiking, biking, and jogging trail.
At that point (allegedly) a passerby noticed the smashed-up retro revival car and called 911. “Brown was involved in a frightening car crash while leaving her apartment in Alpharetta, Georgia…” according to the New York Daily News but the person who reported the car crash did not seem to have any idea who the famous driver was at the time they made the call.
Medical reports seem to indicate Brown left the scene without a scratch — most likely in part because of the new safety features on the hot sports car.
Interestingly enough, no use of drugs or alcohol were suspected in causing the accident. That’s not to say they weren’t a factor at the time she purchased the car.
While it is nice to see a celebrity buying American, one would think that Bobby Kristina would have been able to afford a more expensive or glamorous ride than she did with all of her mother’s money she inherited.
A Fisker Karma, perhaps? Or Tesla Roadster?
Whatever her taste, considering the accident path, she was probably fortunate to be driving the heavier automobile down the embankment. At the very least, the vehicle should also be far less costly to fix — as commonplace sports cars are typically far less expensive to fix or replace than any highline exotic.
The 2012 Chevy Camaro, although not considered glamorous in Hollywood social circles, is a hot new sports car that was designed to help drivers avoid crashes. The manufacturer also designed the new car with the safety of passengers and the driver in mind in the event an accident like Brown’s occurs.
Standard safety features on the vehicle that were originally inspired by exotic car designs include:
- New Rear Vision Package, which includes a new rearview camera system (standard on 2LT and 2SS; available on 1LT and 1SS).
- Six standard air bags include head curtain side air bags, which provide added head and torso protection for outboard passengers in the event of a side-impact crash.
- StabiliTrak electronic stability control helps the driver maintain control by comparing the path being steered by the driver with the actual response and, when necessary, applying the brakes or adjusting the throttle or a combination of both.
- Standard four-wheel disc brake system featuring smooth, quiet operation and more resistance to brake fade.
- Pretensioners to reduce forward movement and load-limiting retractors to help manage forces during a collision are standard on front safety belts.
- Standard remote keyless entry system provides a second function for the red panic button. Drivers can use it to locate their cars without sounding the panic alarm.
“Camaro has always been about performance, and that includes safety performance,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, in a recent GM news interview.
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