A headlight bezel stacked on top of a Corvette tire and wheel sums up the story of a serious three-car crash in Poughkeepsie, NY around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
A 57-year-old Highland Mills man lost control of his red 2013 Corvette Z06 as he headed north on Route 9, driving over the concrete median and crashing into a 54-year-old Hyde Park woman behind the wheel of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee headed south.
A tire then broke off the Corvette and struck a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by a 66-year-old Poughkeepsie man.
The driver of the Corvette suffered serious injuries, and his passenger was also hurt. The Cherokee driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the Camry driver wasn’t hurt.
By the time the occupants of the Corvette were extricated by rescue crews, the Vette wound up looking like a convertible, with the roof chopped off and being placed over the engine. The hood, meanwhile, was off and leaning up against the passenger side front fender.
Traffic in both directions on South Road (State Road 9) was blocked until about 3 p.m. while the crash was being investigated.
Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Traffic Enforcement Unit at 845-485-3680.
The post has been updated to reflect that the accident happened in New York State, not Pennsylvania as originally written.
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