[ACCIDENT] Driverless Corvette Runs Over Woman on a Busy NYC Sidewalk

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We’ve never heard of this happening before.

After his car had been moved to the front of a parking garage by attendants, the owner of a yellow C5 Corvette convertible pushed the automatic start button on his key fob and the car took off on Thursday – with no one behind the wheel.

The driverless Corvette, seemingly with a mind of its own, roared across the street, running over a woman who had just exited a salad store named Chop’t.

Witnesses removed the victim from under the car before she was treated by paramedics at the scene and then carried to the hospital, where fortunately she didn’t have to be hospitalized.

“It happened in the blink of an eye, it happened so fast,” one of the witnesses told The New York Post.

Reports say that the owner ran after his car and jumped in and stopped it after the woman was struck.

We don’t know if this was a manual or an automatic Corvette, but Chevy doesn’t offer factory remote start on manuals. We’re wondering how this could have ever happened, unless it possibly was an aftermarket installation that bypassed the safety features.

The Post reports that the owner speculates that parking attendants had the car on auto control (what the heck is that?) and did not put the emergency brakes on.


Source:
New York Post

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