A thunderstorm hit the Phoenix, AZ area Sunday morning and dropped up to two inches of rain, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood alert. Unfortunately, that warning came too late for one driver who became a hapless passenger after his silver C6 Corvette was swept off the road and down a wash for more than 100 yards by raging flood waters.
Corvette Accidents, Crashes and Wrecks
Nothing breaks our heart more than to see a Corvette that was involved in an accident.
A medical helicopter was used to transport a West Milford, New Jersey Corvette driver to the hospital after he crashed his yellow 2003 coupe into a tree last Thursday morning.
Anthony Venturella, 57, was believed to be on his way to work at 5:42 a.m. when the one-car crash occurred on Route 23 South near the Kinnelon border.
After a major thunderstorm swept through Toronto on Monday afternoon and dumped the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain in four hours, reports of flash floods starting pouring in. We caught a tweet from @meltait who is a/the multimedia editor/video producer for the Winnipeg Free Press. She shared a pic of this yellow Corvette submerged under an overpass.
The Michigan Mile was held over the weekend on an airport runway in Battle Creek. One of the participants was driving this Silver Corvette ZR1 and according to Jalopnik, after make a couple “ludicrously fast runs”, the driver did a burnout and apparently crashed into another vehicle.
Let’s hope that the driver of this C6 Corvette makes a full recovery after a serious accident Monday morning in Missouri.
Police are still investigating why the 63-year-old driver, of Oran, Mo., rammed into the back of a tractor-trailer at a traffic light on South Kingshighway near the Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a police spokesman said.
Sometimes just getting to a car show can be more difficult than winning.
Take, for example, this case of a truck carrying four Corvettes to the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois.
We know that Corvettes are hot cars but this is not what we had in mind!
The center of this white C5 Corvette is black now after being struck by a fire on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.
Two passengers in a white Corvette C4 convertible might want to buy some lottery tickets after the lucky men escaped without injury when the car rolled over in Springfield, Illinois on May 18.
Last week we ran an image from Getty that showed Shane Steelman’s red Corvette Z06 surrounded by the destruction from the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20th. Shane saw the picture on our Facebook page and provided even more photos and video. Here is his account of what happened before, during and after the storm as well as the fate of his beloved C5 Z06.
Photo Credit: Scott Olson (GETTY)
Somehow we get the feeling that the owner of this 2002 Z06 Corvette isn’t too worried about the mud that is all over his pride and joy.
We’re sure Shane Steelman is just glad to be alive after the EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week and destroyed his home and his garage, where his Corvette was parked at the time.