[ACCIDENT] This C3 Corvette Crash is Caught on Video

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[ACCIDENT] This C3 Corvette Crash is Caught on Video


In the blink of an eye, your beautiful vintage Corvette can become the victim of a crash worthy of being shown on the Internet.

Just ask the driver of this C3 that’s the subject of a video posted on Corvette Forum by member spikebot 81.

Watch the tape and you’ll see a dually pickup truck pull out of a business and stop in either the left lane or the turn lane of a four- or five-lane road. It’s hard to tell for sure how wide the road is from this angle. Three vehicles are shown passing the truck on its right side at normal speed, and then a Mustang comes up from behind, grows leery of the truck and slows down considerably, and then guns it to roar past the pickup which is seen slowly picking up speed and getting ready to turn.

That’s when the unsuspecting Corvette driver comes up at what seems to be a normal speed, and the truck clips its rear end, sending the ‘Vette spinning out of control – squealing its way to a narrow miss with a utility pole but climbing up a guy wire and making a horrible crashing sound all the while.

Corvette Forum blames the truck driver for the crash and is asking its readers how they feel about the cause. Count one vote here that it was definitely the pickup driver’s fault. He should have been able to see in his mirror that traffic was still advancing on him and should never have turned into the path of the Corvette (or any other vehicle coming up on him) until it was all clear.

Let’s just hope no one was hurt in the crash, and further let’s hope this classic Corvette will soon be back to tip-top condition and out on the road again.


Source:
Corvette Forum

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Corvette is at falt, you can see the truck had its right turn signal on. Corvette should have made sure he/she had safe passage until passing on the right.

  2. 25% mustang; 65% pickup, 10% Corvette. Bone heads everywhere. Keep this up, and we’ll all be ridin’ in driverless cars. No thanks!!!

  3. Just another idiot with a drivers license. Lost, doesn’t know where they are but sure they’re going the wrong way. Illegal turn from the center lane; totally oblivious to other cars on the road and their surroundings. Trucks fault 100%. At least they stopped.

  4. Since when is legal to make a right turn from the left or center lane? I live in New York, it’s not even legal here!

  5. WHERE WAS THE CORVETTE DRIVER LOOKING? INTERSECTIONS ARE WHERE 90% OF ALL ACIDENTS ACURE . SLOW DOWN , PAY ATTENTION , BE ON POINT AT ALL TIME . TRUCK MONKEYS EVERYWARE . THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED . BANZAI , DFK .

  6. john is correct . in most states the law requires a vehicle turning right to be close enough to the curb that another vehicle can not fit in the space between the curb and the turning vehicle. in this case the truck was making too wide of a turn which is illegal. truck at fault.

  7. Looks like the truck had turned onto the road into some sort of left turn bay or median area, as he was subsequently passed by vehicles driving 2 abreast in both through lanes. My guess is that the Corvette driver interpreted the truck’s right turn signal as an indication that the truck merely wanted to lane change out of the left turn bay/median area into the left through lane and continue straight, and did not realize that the truck actually wanted to turn right across both through lanes. After all, who in their right mind turns right from a left turn bay/median area?

  8. The truck was about 30% into the turn when the Corvette hit the truck. Corvette driver should have exhibited caution as did the Mustang driver. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Does it matter if it was the truck drivers fault when the Vette is nearly totaled?

  9. I fur but see the truck have it’s directional on but regardless you don’t turn from the left lane to make a rt turn ! 100% truck drivers fault !

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