The Simpsons have been on television since 1989 and continues to be a fan favorite. During its 34 seasons, we have seen many car crashes and accidents. Below are 15 noteworthy car crashes from the first nine seasons. 

Number 1: Season 1, Episode 7 – The Call of the Simpsons

The Simpsons rent a recreational vehicle. Unfortunately, Homer quickly drives the RV off a cliff, causing the family to try to fight to get back home. Causes of recreational vehicle accidents include inexperienced drivers, distracted driving, driver fatigue, failure to maintain the RV, rollover accidents, unsafe turns, speeding, failing to obey Texas traffic laws, and defective RV and parts.

Number 2: Season 2, Episode 9 – Bart the Daredevil

A family trip to a monster truck rally encourages Bart to try to jump over a massive gorge on his skateboard. Instead, Homer takes his place. Then, Homer’s ambulance crashes. Never use a car or other vehicle to do stunts because they could end in tragedy.

Number 3: Season 2, Episode 10 – Bart Gets Hit by a Car 

Bart is hit by Mr. Burns’ car while riding his skateboard. Drivers must pay attention and take reasonable care to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for pedestrians because they have no protection from the impact of the car.

Number 4: Season 3, Episode 9 – Saturdays of Thunder

The episode features Bart in a soapbox derby race. The town bully crashes his racer when he goes too fast and loses control. It is a good lesson for teen drivers to respect vehicles and speed limits. 

Number 5: Season 4, Episode 6 – Itchy & Scratchy Movie

Bart fails to watch Maggie because he is distracted. She takes Homer’s car and allows all the prisoners at Springfield Prison to escape when she crashes into the prison wall. A good lesson learned is that parents should lock their car keys to keep them out of children’s hands.

Number 6: Season 4, Episode 9

Homer wrecks his car on the way home from Moe’s Tavern because of snowy roads. Homer begins snow plowing but hits his car with the snowplow. A good reminder that weather conditions can contribute to the cause of a traffic accident, but negligence is usually a factor, too.

Number 7: Season 4, Episode 16 – Duffless

Homer is pulled over on the way home from a tour of Duff Brewery with Barney. Even though Homer did the right thing by taking Barney’s keys from him to prevent a drunk driving accident, Homer still drove under the influence as he failed this breathalyzer when they were stopped by police for DUI.

Number 8: Season 5, Episode 5 – Treehouse of Horror IV

Bart sees a gremlin loosening the lug nuts on the school bus tires. Bart saves the day, but it is a reminder that failing to maintain a vehicle can be a factor in traffic accidents. 

Number 9: Season 5, Episode 6 – Marge on the Lam

Marge and Ruth Powers are involved in a high-speed chase by Homer and Child Wiggum. Homer and the Chief go over a cliff like in Thelma & Lousie. Ignoring the road and speeding are common causes of car accidents.

Number 10: Season 5, Episode 11 – Homer the Vigilante

This episode is a good lesson in paying attention to the road when using a GPS for directions. Homer and his Neighborhood Watch friends chase a criminal after he steals Lisa’s saxophone. Bart convinces Phil Silvers to run his car into a river like he did in the film It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Number 11: Season 6, Episode 2 – Lisa’s Rival

The episode involves several truck accidents, and the primary plot revolves around Lisa’s jealousy of someone younger, smarter, and more musically talented than her. 

Number 12: Season 7, Episode 20 – Bart on the Road 

Road trips are exciting. However, as with many road trips, things do not go as planned, resulting in a rental car accident

Bart creates a fake ID and rents a vehicle for a road trip with his friends. Unfortunately, a freak accident destroys the car and leaves the boys stranded. 

Number 13: Season 8, Episode 1 – Treehouse of Horror VII

The Treehouse of Horror episodes are usually fan favorites. In this episode, Homer wrecks a spaceship instead of a car as the show pays tribute to Earth vs. The Flying Saucers. It is a good lesson that inexperienced drivers should not try to operate a vehicle they are unfamiliar with because it could lead to disaster.

Number 14: Season 9, Episode 9 – Reality Bites

Homer obtains Snake’s car, the Li’l Bandit. While fighting over the car, it crashes into the neighbor’s new home. 

Flanders opens the door and sees the two men fighting while the car moves toward his home. Never let distractions take your attention away from driving.

Number 15: Season 9, Episode 14 – Das Bus

Otto driving the school bus has always been dangerous since he is a known drug addict. However, the bus accident in this episode centers more on passenger negligence than a DUI accident. 

The bus hits the curb and goes off a bridge when Otto presses the brake pedal but is squirted in the eye by a piece of fruit that rolled under the brake pedal. The fruit was there because of a “bowling game” the kids were playing on the bus instead of remaining in their seats.

Get Help if You Are Injured in a Fort Worth Car Crash

While the animated series often uses car accidents to create humor, there is nothing funny about a car crash. Car accidents cause serious injuries and wrongful deaths. 

Accident victims could be entitled to compensation for their damages. A Fort Worth car accident lawyer can help with the legal requirements to pursue a claim. 


If you’ve been injured in an accident in Fort Worth and need legal help, contact our Fort Worth car accident lawyers at Stephens Law Personal Injury | Wrongful Death | Truck Accidents to schedule a free consultation.

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