Crashing your Corvette on accident is one thing, but intending to do so on purpose is another. However, that’s what police from Forest Grove, Oregon are saying a 41-year-old man was intending to do early on a Monday morning. As we found out from Oregon Live, police tracked down the man, who led the department on a chase before crashing head-on into a parked car. The Corvette driver, Kenneth House of Hillsboro, was airlifted to an area hospital as a result of his injuries.
We may not be as torn up about this old Honda being totaled as we are about the Corvette, but it too died a senseless death in the July 2nd crash.
The July 2nd incident actually started at 11:45 PM the night of Sunday July 1st when police received a report of a possibly suicidal man intending to take his life by crashing his bright yellow 2000 Corvette.
Police spotted the car driving down the road at 12:30 AM Monday morning and attempted to pull the driver over, who instead of stopping, kept driving.
Spike strips were laid down to disable the vehicle but the driver continued on at a high rate of speed after striking them, according to police.
At 1 AM. police got a call saying that there had been a head-on collision with a parked vehicle in town, finding the bright yellow Corvette in pieces when they arrived.
No one was in the parked Honda at the time of the accident. House was airlifted to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland after the double-total crash, despite being conscious and able to speak at the scene. He was listed in critical condition on July 2nd.
We’re just glad no one was killed in the accident. Unfortunately, the Corvette did not get the second chance at life that House seemingly did.