The driver of this C6 Corvette coupe suffered leg injuries after a two-vehicle crash on I-24 near Exit 16 in McCracken County, Ky., early Sunday morning.
Authorities say Cody Thompson, 25, of Paducah, Ky., lost control of his Corvette while merging onto I-24 westbound. The Corvette went into the grass median and passed through the cable barrier system before coming to a stop in the center of the eastbound lanes under the Benton Road overpass.
Afraid oncoming traffic might strike him, Thompson climbed out of the Corvette.
Unfortunately, Dustin Manley, 28, of Gilbertsville, Ky., was approaching in a Saturn and swerved to avoid the Corvette, but his car struck one of Thompson’s legs in the process, however.
Thompson was the only person injured in the crash and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His passenger, Hayleigh Feagin, 24, of Murray, Ky., was not injured, and Manley and his passenger, Melanie Hodge, 28, of Marion, Ky., also escaped unscathed.
The Corvette suffered extensive damage to the rear, based on a photo from the scene, and possible damage to the front end.
The accident happened about 12:29 a.m. Sunday and resulted in the closing of I-24 for about an hour, according to McCracken County deputies who were assisted by Paducah Police, Reidland-Farley Fire, Mercy Regional Ambulance, and Meadows Towing.
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