Let’s get a geometry lesson out of this Corvette accident.
A silver C4 Corvette convertible caused this utility pole to bend into a vertical obtuse angle after a one-car accident in Winnebago County, Illinois. (An obtuse angle, for those of you who haven’t studied geometry in a long time is more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.)
The incident happened Wednesday at Highway 251 and Maple Street and forced deputies to block some lanes of traffic until crews were able to stabilize the pole.
WREX-TV reported that traffic was backed up for a quarter of a mile at one time. No information on how many people were involved in the crash and the extent of their injuries, if any, was available.
If you look at the photo, it’s odd how the pole is bent several feet above the impact of the crash.
Perhaps the tension on the wire forced the pole to bend that way?
Regardless, the Corvette appears to have suffered only minimal damage to the front bumper.
Apparently it was a slow news day in Winnebago County, but at least we all learned a little geometry as a result.
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