Wrecked Vette Wednesday: Street Racing Wrecks a C6 and Mustang
Who hasn’t been tempted to go light-to-light with another muscle car or sports car at some point? Almost everyone has felt the temptation and many have given in to temptation, but there are sometimes serious consequences when a couple of drivers decide to go for it. KIII News reported an alleged street racing incident in Corpus Christi, Texas that sent two people to the hospital and four vehicles to the shop with varying degrees of damage.
According to witnesses the driver of the Mustang and the driver of Corvette were traveling at a “high rate of speed,” when another driver ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of the speeding cars. Whether or not this was a true battle of Ford versus Chevy on a surface street or just a couple of careless drivers, this crash was a sober reminder of the dangers of excessive speed and/or speed contests.
Unlike the two turkeys that crashed their Corvettes over the Thanksgiving holiday who got away without hurting anyone, in this case two drivers were sent to hospital. Authorities stated that the 83-year-old driver of the Dodge Caravan involved in the wreck failed to yield to oncoming traffic; however the excessive speed by the Mustang and Corvette exacerbated the severity of the chain reaction collision. Emergency personnel worked diligently to extract the driver from the mangled Mustang – during the chain reaction crash the Mustang slammed into a light pole making it more difficult for emergency personnel to remove the injured driver. As for the minivan, the 83-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation but the Dodge appears to be total loss. The driver of the red Corvette was uninjured but the C6 sustained some damage to the front end. Fortunately no one killed, but the police are issuing the tickets to the drivers responsible for the crash.
~ Salvador Dali