The funnyman posted a comment on his Twitter.com page on Sunday (06Nov11) less than 48 hours after seven people died and more than 50 were injured in a fireball following a 34-vehicle pile-up in England.
Carr soon realised his joke could be mistakenly linked to the horror in Somerset on Friday night (04Nov11) and removed the post, apologising to his followers and insisting he was not referring to the crash.
He writes, ""Very bad timing by me. The joke was obviously not about recent tragic events. Apologies if any offence caused.""
Police have launched a criminal investigation into the horrific accident amid claims drivers were blinded by a wall of fog or smoke, possibly linked to a nearby fireworks display.