|Nick Cave in Brighton speed camera car crash|
|Saturday, 11 December 2010|
Nick Cave has crashed his car into a speed camera.The accident happened on a seafront road in Hove, near Cave’s hometown of Brighton on Tuesday evening at 7pm. Cave who fronts The Bad Seeds and Grinderman was driving his Jaguar along Kingsway when the accident happened, The BBC reports. His twin sons Arthur and Earl were passengers in the car but no-one was harmed in the accident. No other vehicles were believed to have been involved in the crash.
Cave, 53, was not arrested but police are investigating the incident which left a speed camera and barrier badly mangled. A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "The camera belongs to the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, not the police, and the railings belong to the local highway authority. Both agencies were informed. Nobody has been arrested but police inquiries are continuing." Notorious for being a hellraiser during the earlier stages of his career, Cave has settled down into family life in recent years, though he is still renowned for his intense, passionate stage performances.
Newspapers have been having fun writing headlines about the incident. Melbourne’s Herald Sun came up with “Nick Cave and The Bad Speeds”.
Cave has not commented on the accident.