Audi A8 meets Mercedes SL 300. Not the best way to encounter a celebrity, but that’s the way it happened to Richard Grant as he tooled along the streets of northwest London on the evening July 2nd. Grant, a drug counselor, collided with none other than former Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant.
Plant, who was behind the wheel of his Audi A8, was, according to reports, making a turn when the collision occurred, rendering Grant unconscious for a short time. When he awoke, he discovered that Plant was operating the car he had collided with.
Although the police report indicated that it was a “minor road traffic collision,” it is said that Grant’s Mercedes was “written off,” which I am presuming is the British equivalent of what we refer to as “totaled” here in the U.S. Been there, done that, by the way.
Grant also suffered from whiplash and a badly bruised arm, but neither driver was reported to have any life-threatening injuries. Grant was hospitalized and released after five hours. There was no word on whether Plant had himself checked out as well.
Although Led Zeppelin was known for their zealous use of drugs during their youth, the police report indicates that no arrests were made as a result of the accident. The tragic loss of his five-year-old son in 1977 reportedly prompted Plant to give up drugs completely and it is said that he has remained drug-free since.
At the present time, there does not appear to be any indication as to who was at fault. A spokesman for Plant declined to comment on the incident.
Read more at The Telegraph.