You’d never know from looking at these photos, but the driver of this totaled 1985 Corvette miraculously escaped with no serious injuries.
Unfortunately, the Corvette was a high school graduation gift from the grandfather of the unidentified 19-year-old driver, who is now a Portland Community College student.
You can barely see the car for all the greenery surrounding it after the driver crashed into a stream outside Wilsonville, Ore.
Dispatchers in Clackamas County said the accident happened around 6:15 a.m. Thursday near Southwest Tonquin Road and Morgan Road.
Fire crews answered the one-vehicle call to check for any leaking fluids since the Corvette wound up in a stream.
Deputies said they don’t believe drugs, alcohol, or excessive speed caused the wreck, instead putting the blame on driver error as the Corvette had just maneuvered an area marked with 25mph caution turn signs before crashing down an embankment into heavy brush and finally into the creek.
Sgt. Dan Craus, a spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, said recent rains had inundated an otherwise small creek.
The teen suffered minor injuries to his arms from the broken glass, and his father drove him away from the scene of the accident.
“I suspect he’s going to be pretty sore tomorrow,” Kraus said.
Kraus urged other drivers to use caution when it rains following long spells of dry weather. He said several fender benders Thursday were probably exacerbated by wet conditions.
Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
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