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Hero DJ Crashes Mercedes to Save Random Cat

DJ Experience, News | Aug 23, 2016   

Hero DJ Crashes Mercedes to Save Random Cat

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw flipped his car when he swerved to avoid a ginger tabby cat — proving once again that DJ’s love cats.

nick grimshaw on bbc radio 1

Grimshaw host been the host of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show since 2012, and is also a television host on Channel 4’s the Album Chart Show. Last night he was pulling out of the driveway to his house on his way to work when he spotted a large striped cat in his path. To avoid crushing the animal he swerved into his neighbors car, and ended up flipping his Mercedes G-Wagon on the side of the road. Luckily he was only going about 15 MPH.

2016 mercedes g wagon
Stock photo of an £80,000 Mercedes G-Wagon.


The radio host addressed the incident on his program the next morning.

The car went upside down. I’m absolutely fine. I turned out of my house, my car flipped over and went over on its side. People were like, “You can’t have been doing 15 miles per hour.” I was, that’s how embarrassing this was. I came out of my street, turned right, saw quite a large ginger cat. I was like, “Oh no, a cat.” Rather than killing the cat, I drove into a car. The car that I hit made my car tip over. The woman’s car is absolutely fine… She needs a new wheel arch, which I guess I’m paying for.

orange tabby cat asleep stock photo
Stock photo of an orange tabby cat asleep.


The cat was not ungrateful for Grimshaw’s sacrifice. It stayed with him for two hours afterwards while the DJ spoke to authorities and waited for the tow truck.

According to Grimshaw, “The cat’s fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street. The cat met the police, the cat met the fire brigade, the cat watched me make a call to insurance to organise someone to pick the car up.”

As a result of the accident, Grimshaw had to cancel his planned guest appearance on Annie Mac’s show to talk about the new Frank Ocean album.


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