Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Phelps Once Escaped Worst Accidents, Walking Out Safe, Leaving Fans Relieved

Published 09/21/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

According to NHTSA, an estimated 42,915 deaths happened nationwide in motor vehicle accidents in 2021. It was the highest number of fatalities since 2005. Talking of accidents, two decorated sportspersons of America once met with a multi-vehicle crash in different instances. However, fortunately, both of them escaped without getting injured. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Phelps were the two celebrities involved in multi-vehicle accidents.

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Michael Phelps met with an accident in 2009. On the other hand, Arnold’s accident happened in January 2022.

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Both legends escaped without any harm

Arnold’s accident was the recent one. The accident happened in Los Angeles, where Arnold was driving his large SUV. The four-vehicle crash happened when Arnold’s SUV and a red Prius collided and eventually ended up hitting the other two vehicles.

Arnold, fortunately, escaped unharmed. On the other hand, the woman suffered minor head injuries and was taken to the hospital. 

A somewhat similar incident happened with Michael Phelps in 2009. Phelps’ Cadillac collided with a Honda Accord that ended up hitting the third car that was stationary. The woman in the Honda Accord faced some pain in her arm and head. On the other hand, Phelps, fortunately, didn’t suffer any injury. 

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Meanwhile, in both cases, the possibility of drug or alcohol consumption was denied by the police officials.

Not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Michael Phelps was declared the “fittest man ever”

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In 2012, Michael Phelps beat the seven times Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger to become the fittest man ever. Although, it was not surprising that the greatest Olympian is the fittest. You cannot simply win 23 gold medals and create those many records if you are not the fit.

Michael Jordan ranked 21st on that list. Moreover, cyclists like Miguel Indurain, Greg LeMond, and Lance Armstrong were also included in the top-50 list of the “fittest man ever” by Men’s Health.

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The damage to their respective vehicles shows how hard impacting the accident was. However, it was very fortunate and relieving for the fans of these legends when they found that they escaped these accidents without any injury.

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Kaivalya R Pillai

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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.

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