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Corvette Accidents, Crashes and Wrecks

Nothing breaks our heart more than to see a Corvette that was involved in an accident.

C3 Corvette Gets Stolen, Totaled in Police Chase

by Keith Cornett on February 16, 2011

C3 Corvette Gets Stolen, Totaled in Police Chase

Ronnie Lee Long of La Mesa Mobile Home Park in Morgantown, West Virginia was arrested and is now being held on $250,000 on charges that he stole a 1975 Corvette. During the theft, Long led authorities on a chase that culminated with the Corvette crashing into a tow truck. The Corvette is owned by Rocky Manchin, brother of US Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Driver Slippin and Sliding in the Snow

by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2011

This poor driver in a Silver C6 Corvette was attempting to drive on I-30 near Buckner Blvd in Dallas but the roads were proving almost too much for the 436-hp rear wheel drive sports car and this traffic-copter caught it all. His frustration rises to the point where he actually gets out of the car and shrugs his shoulders in the near defeat. But the Corvette owner isn’t defeated and soon he is back behind the wheel and slipping and sliding his way to what we hope is a nice warm garage.


Source:
MyFoxDFW.com via Jalopnik

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[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Victim of Hit and Run in Corpus Christi

This black C5 Corvette was minding its own business when it was struck by a silver car. The silver car was trying to avoid getting on the expressway when it switched lanes suddenly and collided with the black Corvette. The Corvette struck a van and then jumped the curb and hit a palm tree outside the television studios of KIII-TV.

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[ACCIDENTS] C4 Corvette Hits Patch of Ice, Lands in Pool

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2011

[ACCIDENTS] C4 Corvette Hits Patch of Ice, Lands in Pool

The driver of this C4 Corvette took a cold winter’s dip in a backyard pool after spinning out on a patch of ice. The accident occured in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. Luckily the Corvette’s driver is okay but his car had to be pulled out of the pool by heavy machinery.

Does the depth of the pool qualify this Corvette for membership in the Polar Bear Club?

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[VIDEO] Corvette Catches Fire During Burnout Contest

by Keith Cornett on January 19, 2011

This video was taken at the 10th Anniversary Envy Frenzy Car Show in Kingston, NY. Let this serve as a lesson for you. You can’t put out a fuel fire with water. A good chemical-based fire extinguisher might have been able to save this car. That and turning off the ignition. Otherwise, the gas just keeps pouring out and the fire rages on.


Source:
Autoholics via Jalopnik

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Stolen C5 Corvette Sent to Watery Grave

by Keith Cornett on January 18, 2011

Stolen C6 Corvette Sent to Watery Grave

A stolen C6 C5 Corvette sent to Davey Jones Locker in the Choke Canyon Reservoir in McMullen County Texas was recently recovered by the Texas Rangers. Earlier this month a dive team from the Texas Rangers found the submerged Corvette while searching for a missing 57-year-old woman who was reported missing along with her car. Fortunately, the woman and her car were found safe in Larado, so the dive team went ahead and pulled the Corvette to dry land.

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[PIC] Tornado Destroys C4 Corvette In St.Louis Suburb

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2011

[PIC] Tornado Destroys C4 Corvette In St.Louis Suburb
Photo Credit: J.B. Forbes jforbes@post-dispatch.com

This C4 Corvette belonging to Laverne Nolting of Sunset Hills, MO was crushed in her parents garage when a tornado struck a week ago. The house and car appear to be a total loss. The irony is that Nolting had put the car in the garage to protect it from the weather.

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Bursts Into Flames at Road Atlanta

by Keith Cornett on January 8, 2011

Check out this dash cam video capturing a C6 Corvette bursting into flames at Road Atlanta. It looks like the Corvette just rounded Turn 7 and was moving very fast down the backstretch when incident occurred.

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ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2011

ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel
Photo by: Heather Coit/The News-Gazette

This yellow 1973 Corvette crashed into the Quality Inn and Suites on Marketview Drive in Champaign, Illinois late Tuesday morning. Police say the 17-year old driver hit a curb, overcorrected his steering and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before whacking the side of the hotel. Although the hotel was structurally sound following the accident, the same can’t be said for the C3 Corvette. The driver was issued a ticket for improper lane usage.

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Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2010

Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

I’m not making this up.

This is the headline from www.kitsapsun.com which described how a van in Bremerton, Washington was on its way to the morgue carrying two dead bodies when it lost control and caused a major wreck. In addition to taking out this red C3 Corvette, the van also hit a truck, a tree and a sign before taking out the porches of two houses and coming to rest in the living room of a third house.

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