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  • Whoops, C7 Crashed Upside Down But Driver Okay

    Another too much horsepower for brains story. Thank you GM Authority for sharing this news, and as always, visit their site for more GM news daily.

    Originally posted by GM Authority
    Corvette Crashes And Flips, Driver Flees The Scene

    3The Chevrolet Corvette is a great driving sports car: you know it, I know it, we all know it. However, with great power comes great responsibility. For the outgoing C7 Corvette, even the least powerful variant – the Stingray – produced 460 horsepower (when equipped with the optional Z51 package), making the Chevy sports car capable of sub-four second 0-60 acceleration runs. That’s fast.

    Unfortunately, the old adage that “money can’t buy talent” continues to ring true to this day, as this recent CorvetteC7 crash serves to prove. In this case, the subject of the crash is a black C7 Corvette Stingray that seems to be equipped with the Z51 performance package, based on the bright yellow brake calipers hanging off the tattered remains of the wreckage. Unfortunately, those high-performance brakes weren’t enough to halt this Corvette from crashing and flipping.

    The crash reportedly took place in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Locals contacted the police about a vehicle rolled over in a ditch near the intersection of Chinguacousy and Mayfield Road. Emergency services arrived on the scene and found the vehicle, but no driver or passengers. Following a rescue search, the driver, a 38 year old man, was found and arrested just over a mile away from the accident. He is being charged with dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

    Fortunately, the driver appears to have sustained no serious injuries from the collision, a testament to the safety and engineering behind the Corvette. Police are conducting an investigation into whether or not the driver was impaired while behind the wheel.
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    It always amazes me how many times people leave the scene of an accident.

    We were once dispatched to a rollover accident on a major highway in my FD's area. We get on scene and the car was definitely on it's roof with debris scattered everywhere. It's a 4 lane elevated highway that you can see for miles so no driver anywhere in sight. We checked the wooded area to the side... nothing. PD asked us to clear out the glove box for any identification because the license plate was missing, that too was emptied out. PD can easily run the VIN for the owner, but as the tow was flipping it over, what's laying underneath that I spotted ??? the driver's license. PD checked the VIN and it matched the license. They reached out to him later and once they said they had his license, he panicked and spilled everything. He was racing and lost control when he hit the median. His friend he was racing stopped and they emptied everything they could find out of the car and took off. He never realized his license was missing and that PD could trace the owner by VIN. He was also dinged up enough that you could easily tell by looking at him he was in a recent accident. I certainly wouldn't want the legal mess he is now in, same as the driver in the story.


    • #3
      GM has tried to idiot proof their cars with Stabilitrak, ABS, etc. But it seems to be a law of the universe than as soon as you make something idiot proof, nature will produce a better idiot.
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