The Great Gatsby

What is the cause of the accident in front of Gatsbny's house?

This is in chapter 3.

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At about two in the morning, Nick decides to walk home; on the way, he sees Owl Eyes, who has crashed his car into a ditch. Owl Eyes, who is drunk, loudly proclaims that he is finished with the whole business; it is not clear (either to Nick or to the reader) what, if anything, he means by this.