Police officers said Seinfeld's actions had avoided a serious accident
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was left unhurt after the brakes on one of his classic cars failed whilst driving in New York.
The 53-year-old's car turned over after after the emergency brake failed on the 1967 Fiat when he swerved to avoid a road intersection.
Seinfeld told the New York Post that driving without brakes "was not something I plan to make a habit of".
His wife Jessica added: "He was a little shocked when he walked in and it dawned on him what had happened."
The comic added: "Because I know there are kids out there, I want to make sure they all know that driving without braking is not something I recommend, unless you have professional clown training or a comedy background, as I do."
East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris said the comic's manoeuvre of avoiding the main road "probably avoided a very serious accident".
The star is best known for starring in his self-titled sitcom, while he also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in last year's animated Bee Movie.