Bam Margera 'Can't Stop Crying' Over Ryan Dunn
The Jackass star talks about losing his best friend…
Talking with E! Online about the car accident that killed Dunn and friend Zachary Hartwell, Bam revealed:
"He was my best f**king friend in the world. It's been five days now, and I can't stop crying, man. I just don't think it should've been him."
Bam went on to reveal that he had been in an eerily similar accident with Dunn fifteen years previously, saying:
"He flipped me in a car eight times at the same exact spot in 1996.
"Thank God I had my seat belt on, because [Jackass contributor] Chris Raab put one on me, but my brother didn't have one on.
"He flew 40 feet. Thank God he's alive. But like, Dunn was always a maniac at driving."
He also revealed that the high-speed crash - police estimate that Dunn was driving in excess of 130 m.p.h. in a 55 zone and had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit at the time - was just a block or so from Hartwell's house.
"[Ryan] must have just missed the exit," Margera speculated. "He should have just f**king turned around, but he skidded out and ran right into a thing... and seeing all these burnt, f**king pieces of tree... that was tough for me. I went twice."
Margera went on to explain that Dunn's Porsche was the "lightest one possible," outfitted with a Lamborghini engine, a turbo booster and nitro boosts, which he said caused the car to fishtail when it sped down the road.
"He is a maniac in a car. He has a goddamn Porsche and he drives fast."
"I said, 'You're gonna go right into a pole, dude,'" Bam recalled warning Ryan one night. "You're gonna kill yourself, man.'"
If he could go back to that night, Margera said he would have told Dunn, "Give me your goddamn keys, you idiot."