14Matthew Broderick – Fined $175 For Killing Two People In Car Crash
After an incident that would see most people spend a large chunk of their lives behind bars, Matthew Broderick managed to clear himself of any wrongdoing when a rented car he was driving killed a mother and daughter back in 1987. While on vacation with his then
girlfriend Jennifer Grey, Broderick was driving a hired BMW down the wrong lane in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland when he collided head-on with a car driven by 28-year-old Anna Gallagher. Gallagher and her 63-year-old mother, Margaret Doherty were pronounced dead at the scene.
This shocking part of Broderick’s past remained a secret for many years, presumably to prevent his reputation from being ruined. The star of The Producers was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, but fearing this would end a promising career before it had even begun, Broderick’s lawyers helped him arrive at the lesser charge of a $175 fine and a caution for "careless driving." Unsurprisingly, the victims family labeled this a “travesty of justice.”