[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Convertible Gets Stuck Under a Semi-Truck in Canada

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This Corvette driver apparently didn’t learn two major rules of safe driving: don’t talk on your phone and always watch for 18-wheelers making wide left turns.

The result of ignoring those rules was that this black C6 convertible wound up with the right front fender underneath the trailer of the semi-truck Wednesday afternoon in Kelowna, British Columbia in Canada.

“As a result of the trailer making a left-hand turn, it came into contact with the Corvette that was close to the intersection,” Kelowna Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Amadeo Vecchio said.

Check out this video from the scene that shows the Corvette stopped slightly under the trailer, as well as the slight scrape on the passenger front fender. You can also watch surveillance video that shows the accident as it happened:


Authorities say the Corvette was traveling west in the left-hand lane beside the tractor-trailer before the crash occurred about 1:50 p.m. at the corner of Pandosy Street and Lawrence Avenue. Eyewitnesses told police the Corvette driver was on his phone at the time.

Both drivers told authorities they were not injured in the crash.


Source:
Kelowna Capital News

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Um, making a left turn from a right lane of a two-lane, one-way street? At 0:19, the Corvette did stop.
    I would hope that just having a turn signal on does absolve the truck driver of any responsibility to check to see if anybody was in the left-hand lane! How was the Corvette driver even to know the truck was turning?
    Technically, the truck driver was cutting across traffic, and should have yielded.

  2. “This Corvette driver apparently didn’t learn two major rules of safe driving: don’t talk on your phone and always watch for 18-wheelers making wide left turns.”

  3. Check the video. Obviously he was calling the police to report the truck driver for cutting across 2 lanes of traffic.
    The actual rule is generally about wide RIGHT turns. It exists because of the way a truck making a right turn from a right lane must swing wide and overshoot a right corner to clear the curb. The rule is for drivers behind the truck and in the same (right) lane, so that they don’t get cut off as the trailer comes back and clears the right corner. Google it.
    That said, I agree — the car driver could have been more prudent. I like to think that I would have — and I definitely would not have been using my phone either!

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