Rental cars are great – you can abuse them to an extent and then take them back. But what two men in Florida found out is that the line between abuse and swimming is a rather thin one. Now, if you’re thinking to yourself that this is an odd statement, you’d be correct, but when a bright red Corvette ends up top down in a canal in the early morning hours after being involved in a one-car wreck, it doesn’t seem so crazy. Check out the poor C6 in its fishy predicament in the WPTV News video above.
It is unclear what caused the red C6 convertible rented from Hertz to go crashing over a guard rail and into a canal in Royal Palm Beach, Florida early Monday morning, but the good news is that no one was seriously injured in the wreck. According to The Palm Beach Post, two men, who’s names have not yet been released, escaped from the Corvette before emergency personnel arrived on scene. One of the two men was taken to the Palm West Hospital nearby following the incident.
Police were notified of the wreck that occurred around 5 AM Monday morning by a passerby on their way to work. When police arrived, they found the red C6 convertible upside down and partially submerged in the shallow canal near the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Folsom Road. According to deputies with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the Corvette lost control of the vehicle before hitting a guard rail and flipping the car into the canal. It is unclear if charges will be filed against the driver for the accident.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash, but we’re pretty sure you can piece together a fairly accurate guess. After all, we are talking about a bright red Corvette convertible owned by a rental company out in the early morning hours before traffic gets heavy from the weekday commute. We just hope whoever rented the car got the extra insurance, although we’re not quite sure if it would cover impromptu canal swim sessions.
A video of the Corvette being pulled from the canal can be seen on The Palm Beach Post website here.