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A parked Corvette is at the center of a controversy involving a drunk driver and a citizen who held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

It all happened around 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Petaluma, Calif., when Joe Clayworth looked out the second-story window of his home to see a large truck drive over the hood of a parked C4 Corvette and hit the fence of his South McDowell Boulevard home.

[ACCIDENT] C4 Corvette Owner Survives Crash with DUI Driver That Should Have Killed Him

It seems lately we’ve been writing a lot of stories about Corvette drivers being killed in their cars.

Today, we have a story with a much happier ending.

The Winnipeg Sun relates the tale of a driver of a 1996 Corvette who is lucky to be alive after being clipped by a 48-year-old drunk driver.

Eric Bueckert was on the way to see his girlfriend on Halloween afternoon when he noticed a fast-approaching car in his rearview mirror. The Pontiac Grand Am passed him but when he pulled back in, he hit the front fender of the Corvette, sending it careening off the road, into a field where it rolled an unknown number of times and winding up on its roof.

The Grand Am driver fled the scene.

Miraculously, Bueckert was able to take off his seatbelt and climb out the back of the car.

The impact was so hard it caused the Corvette’s battery to fly from the engine compartment onto the highway, cutting off power to the airbags before they could deploy. Bueckert wound up looking like something you might see on Halloween night, with a punctured lung, broken nose, and multiple bruises.

Still, he’s just glad to be alive, as witnessed by his Facebook post on Nov. 2:

“Looking at these pictures, there is no way I should have walked away from this. It is only thanks to God that I came away with no major injuries, and thanks to Shiyrah Friesen for getting me to wear my seatbelt. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who called, texted, came to see me, and prayed for me, as well as to the people who stopped to help me, the paramedics and firefighters who were there, the doctors and nurses, and to the police who caught those responsible for this. I am truly grateful, and lucky to be alive and now recovering at home.”

Bueckert also has a stern message for those who would drink and drive, as did the 48-year-old man who has been arrested and charged in the accident with impaired operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm, impaired operation over .08 causing bodily harm, and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

“There is no need (to drink and drive),” Bueckert said. “Most of the time when you hear about it, it’s not the ones who were drinking and driving who got hurt, it’s someone else that they hit.

“It’s not only the injury and the car, in my case it’s going to physio, having to deal with MPI, it’s not a lot of fun and it’s not necessary at all.”

[ACCIDENT] C4 Corvette Owner Survives Crash with DUI Driver That Should Have Killed Him

Bueckert had bought the Corvette from his father a few years ago, calling it “a fun car and I liked taking it out to cruise nights in Winnipeg, but it’s just a car and it could have been a whole lot worse than that,” he said.

We’re just glad Bueckert survived the crash and maybe his message will help prevent another such accident from happening.


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[ACCIDENT] Walk Around of a C7 Corvette Stingray Hit by a Drunk Driver

If there is any behavior behind the wheel of an automotive that is the scourge of our society, it’s the practice of driving while intoxicated. We’ve share more than few stories of Corvettes being hit by drunk drivers along with the damage caused by owners who were behind the wheel of their Corvettes when they shouldn’t have been.

The amount of lives and property damage that could be saved by simply handing the keys to someone else is staggering with some estimates of the costs of driving drunk ranging to more than 10,000 lives and $130+ billion each year.

So with that being said, we are sharing this video of a Corvette owner walking around and checking out the damage to his car after it was recently hit by a drunk driver.

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Goes Up in Flames after Being Hit by DUI Driver
Photo Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff

Two people inside a blue C4 Corvette escaped serious injury after being hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver in a white four-door sedan in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

Both cars erupted into flames after the crash, but fortunately bystanders helped get everyone out of the vehicles before further tragedy struck.

Suspected Drunk Driver in a C6 Corvettes Crashes Twice in Ohio
Photo Credit: Tim Chesnut/WHIO

Despite being in two crashes back to back, the driver of this white C6 Corvette managed to escape injury over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Ohio.

The first crash occurred on Denlinger Road in Trotwood about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when the Corvette hit a Chevy Impala head on, pinning the driver inside the Impala.

[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray Driver Kills a California Mother and Infant in DUI Crash
Photo Credit: KGO.com

It’ll be a sad Mother’s Day for one California family after a 40-year-old mom and her 14-month-old daughter were mowed down and killed last Saturday, May 2, by the allegedly drunk driver of a Corvette.

Police say Brian Jones, 35, of Livermore has been arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing injury.

[VIDEO] Reality TV's Cake Boss Busted in New York City for DWI in his Yellow Corvette Stingray

Maybe the “Cake Boss” should stick to drinking non-alcoholic eggnog.

The 37-year-old star of the TLC reality TV show faces charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with impaired ability after cops saw him driving erratically along the streets of New York City in his 2014 Corvette Stingray around 1 a.m. Thursday.