As the saying goes, “sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield.” For the driver of this Corvette it was his turn to be the bug. Apparently minding his own business in the hamlet of Coram on Long Island, his car was wrecked in a three car accident, which we learn of courtesy of our buddy Keith Cornett at Corvette Blogger.
According to a report at Newsday.com, a Suffolk County police officer got involved in the accident at an intersection in Coram while responding to a domestic violence call. Details of the role of the third car were not available (thank you very much, Newsday paywall!), though it appears to have fared better than the Corvette.
According to NHTSA data, fatal left-turn accidents outnumbered fatal right-turn crashes nationwide by a factor of eight times in 2009.
The largest share of accidents occur between 3:00 p.m. and midnight. We’re all pretty careful when making left turns at intersections, but this example just goes to show that random chance can trump care and caution at any turn.
Damage claims at State Farm Insurance indicate that the most dangerous intersection in the country is at Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard, in Pembroke Pines, Florida – and has been so since 1999! Whether you’re driving a Corvette or any other car, you’ll probably want to stay away from there.