Wrecked Vette Wednesday: 80 in a 40 MPH Zone
Excessive speed comes with a host of consequences, but a Pennsylvania man paid the ultimate price for his lead foot. According to the Malvern Patch the driver of the black C5 Corvette lost his life after losing control of his vehicle in the early morning hours of January 20, 2012. Despite the time of the crash, around 12:45 AM, East Whiteland Police are blaming the crash on driver error, not alcohol and/or drugs. Chris Yeager, a Lieutenant in the East Whiteland Police Department stated that Jorge Garcia, the driver of the black C5, was doing approximately twice the legal speed limit of 40 MPH on King Road.
With the excessive speed Garcia lost control of the as he went through the intersection of King Road and Route 352 in East Whiteland. Garcia misjudged the road, lost control sending the Corvette through numerous trees in the yard of Edwin and Karol Anne Roberts. According to Roberts, the crash was so loud that it woke the couple and rattled the windows in their home. While the 23-year-old Garcia lost his life in the crash, fortunately the young man did not have a passenger in the Corvette, and no bystanders were injured. Police stated that Garcia had lived in East Whiteland prior to moving to Malvern, which means that Garcia should have been familiar with the intersection where the crash occurred. Garcia’s death will hopefully remind others of the dangers of excessive speed even on familiar roads.