A street race involving a gray C6 Corvette and a gold Honda Civic ended Monday with the sports car upside down in the road – but with neither driver suffering serious injuries.
The two drivers were spotted doing more than 60 miles per hour on St. Charles Road by Battle High School by Boone County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Richardson.
The deputy caught up to the cars just as the driver of the Corvette lost control while trying to pass the Honda. The two racers collided, then both vehicles rolled several times before the Corvette ended up on its top in the road and the Honda wound up on its side in a nearby ditch.
Both drivers suffered only minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to MU Hospital.
While the collision happened near Battle High School, neither driver attended class there.
Both drivers are facing careless and imprudent driving involving a crash, and the Corvette driver also was charged with having a suspended license and outdated registration on his car.
Deputy Richardson apparently was patrolling in the area because of previous complaints about racing in the St. Charles Road area especially between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.