Late this afternoon we received word about a Corvette accident in Folsom, California that may have been at the Cars and Coffee event. We don’t really have any details other than the photos from the organizers’ Facebook page which tells you just about everything you need to know:
He went full Mustang. Never go full Mustang at a Cars and Coffee.
Kidding aside, high horsepower and cold tires can get you into trouble real quick as we’ve seen previously at these events. After sitting in a cold parking lot, drivers exiting the event suddenly floor it and then just as suddenly lose control and end up in a ditch or worse.
Update: From our comments we learned this that crash wasn’t at Cars and Coffee and that it actually occurred earlier in the day. The photos were shared by the C&C organizers at the request of the Folsom Police Department as a reminder to keep it safe. The comments from the original thread also said the driver was okay.
This accident happened no where near cars and coffee folsom, just posting per the Folsom PD request. In fact this happened before the event even started. If you’ve ever been to this event safety is always stressed when leaving.
That’s good news from the standpoint of the event organizers who definitely want to keep it safe out there for those attending, but that Yellow Corvette still went for a heck of ride before ending up in the retention pond.
Here’s the Facebook post by Folsom Cars and Coffee:
We also found another account of the crash from the Folsom Fire Department’s facebook page:
Firefighters were called to an early morning rescue on Empire Ranch Road when a vehicle lost control right down the street from Station 39. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle himself before firefighters arrived.
This photo comes from Nelson Webster and shows the Corvette Stingray upside down on a flatbed:
*Thanks to Ken Pauley for the tip!
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