Followup: More info on Jerry Seinfeld's 1967 Fiat 500 rollover
Jerry Seinfeld, one of the country's most beloved comedians, was involved in a crash earlier this month when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat failed. Other than that short list of details, not much else was know about the crash. But thanks to an updated report, we have a little more info on the incident.
Seinfeld, 53, was originally reported as driving his 1967 Fiat BTM through New York City when the brakes on the car suddenly stopped working. Seinfeld swerved to avoid the congested Montauk Highway, which reportedly resulted in the car flipping over and landing just short of the intersection.
However, Fiat didn't make a BTM in 1967, which threw up the first red flag about the story. But Jean Jennings, editor of Automobile magazine has gotten to the bottom of the story and has discovered all of the facts.
Apparently, Seinfeld was driving a vintage 1967 Fiat 500 when he found himself without any stopping power. And the car didn't so much flip over as it just "sort of fell over on its side." This would explain why Seinfeld didn't require any medical attention after the crash.
But whatever the case, police credited Seinfeld for his quick actions, which probably prevented a more serious accident.