Sarah Jessica Parker's husband killed two women

Matthew Broderick crashed into another car in 1987 in Northern Ireland. He killed two women, but his secret girlfriend was revealed then.

Feb 1, 2022 - 06:35
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Sarah Jessica Parker's husband killed two women

Matthew Broderick is an American actor and singer. His roles include the Golden Globe for the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the voice of adult Simba in Disney's 'The Lion King', and as Leo Bloom in the first and second part of the Broadway musical 'The Producers'.

Actor Matthew Broderick became famous with the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Free Day’. Although he had some more hits after that, he spent most of his career in the shadow of his more famous wife, Sarah Jessica Parker. They have been married since 2007 and have three children, but it is less well known that in 1987 Broderick caused a serious car accident in which two women were killed.

Namely, on August 5, 1987, while in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, the actor was driving a rented BMW 316. For some reason, he crossed in the opposite direction and crashed into another car. Then 28-year-old driver Anna Gallagher and her mother, co-driver Margaret Doherty (63), died at the scene. With Broderick in the car was his then-girlfriend Jennifer Gray, with whom he began his relationship on the set of the film 'Ferris Bueller's Free Day'. It was not known at the time that they were in a relationship, and the accidents revealed everything. His secret relationship became public.

Broderick was seriously injured in the accident. He broke his leg and ribs, suffered a concussion, and collapsed lungs. Later he told police he did not remember the crash and did not know what he was doing on the wrong side of the road. Jennifer was also injured. Her neck was injured in the accident and she was hit hard by the fact that the deceased driver was her peer. Their relationship did not withstand media pressure and they soon broke up.

"The first thing I remember is waking up in the hospital with a weird feeling in my leg," Broderick once said. The indictment charged him with causing death by dangerous driving and threatened him with five years in prison. However, he eventually got away with a penalty for reckless driving and paid £ 100.

The brother and son of the victims, Martin Doherty, called the verdict a parody of justice. He later forgave Broderick and they were supposed to meet live in 2003, and when the actor appeared in a 2012 Honda commercial featuring the American Super Bowl, Doherty commented that they had not met live and that the actor was certainly not the best driver choice in the commercial if we look at his past.