Good Times Interrupted By Bad Times For Robert Plant

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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.Slow Down

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.


  1. NeverTooLateGuitar August 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Hmm, Richard Grant… a long lost relative to Peter Grant tying to get some Zeppelin money?

    My ex-wife worked at Enterprise Rent A Car after college. I was an enormous Zeppelin fan back the (still am of course). But, I mean like crazy into Zeppelin. Well, one day I’m at work and I get a call that she just rented a car to Robert Plant. I freaked out. She told me he was going to The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz California. I was just about to leave work and hop in my car to make the 1.5 hour drive down there. But, my boss called me in at the last minute so I couldn’t go. Probably for the best as I have no idea what I would have done if I actually got to see him.
    .-= NeverTooLateGuitar´s last blog ..Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Korina Goldtop =-.

    • Real Rock News August 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

      Cool story. Pretty close to a “brush with greatness,” I suppose.

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