A woman suspected of driving her Corvette under the influence caused a major accident in Lodi, California over the weekend. In the early morning hours of July 17, the unidentified woman was driving a 2011 Velocity Yellow Corvette Grand Sport Convertible at over 90 miles per hour when she broadsided a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville at the intersection of Lower Sacramento Road and Kettleman Lane/Highway 12.
Police say the impact of the Corvette sheared the rear off the Bonneville and caused minor injuries to the three occupants inside. The Corvette traveled another 700 feet down the road and came to rest upside down. The Corvette’s driver was taken to the hospital with major injuries to her face and upper body, and one of her hands was severed in the wreck.
This accident serves as another reminder to anyone who drinks and gets behind the wheel. Although she lost her hand in the crash, the driver of this Corvette should be thankful that the Bonneville passengers were all wearing seatbelts and were able to walk away. She made a foolish decision that she’ll pay for the rest of her life.