Comedian Jerry Seinfeld narrowly avoided crashing into a busy intersection when the brakes of his vintage Fiat failed, leading him to grasp for his emergency brake and sending the car into a roll.
Seinfeld was driving his 1967 two-door Fiat at a slow speed in the Long Island millionaires' enclave of the Hamptons on Saturday when his brakes failed as he approached a busy intersection, East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris said Thursday.
Sarris praised Seinfeld's actions in pulling his emergency break and avoiding the intersection.
Seinfeld was unharmed and his car suffered minimal damage, said his representative, Elizabeth Clark-Zoia.
The comedian brushed off the accident.
"Because I know there are kids out there, I want to make sure they all know that driving without braking is not something I recommend, unless you have professional clown training or a comedy background, as I do," he said in a statement. "It is not something I plan to make a habit of."