[ACCIDENT] How This Driver Survived this Rollover Crash is a Testament to the C7 Corvette’s Safety Features

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[ACCIDENT] How This Driver Survived this Rollover Crash is a Testament to the C7 Corvette's Safety Features


The driver of this C7 Corvette Grand Sport was critically injured in a rolloever crash Sunday afternoon but emergency responders called his injuries non-life threatening.

That’s a testament to the built-in crumple zones on the C7 Corvette that helps protect the occupants by absorbing the energy from the impact as these photos of the accident show. While most of the car disintigrated, you’ll see the cockpit was intact with the airbags deployed.

These photos of the accident were posted on Facebook by the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department CO. 24 in Stanley, VA. They show the debris leading from the road to the middle of a field where the car came to a rest. The road is elevated above the field and the way the car’s rear is jacked, we wonder if after leaving the roadway, it first went end-over-end.

[ACCIDENT] How This Driver Survived a Horrific Rollover Crash is a Testament to the C7 Corvette's Safety Features

Here’s the post from the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department CO. 24 in Stanley, VA:

Company 24 units were dispatched for a single vehicle traffic crash with rollover yesterday afternoon. Units arrived and found victim of the crash sitting beside the vehicle. EMS and Fire units loaded patient and transferred care to the Air Medivac where the patient was transported to UVA with critical but non life threatening injuries


No reason for why the car left the roadway was provided, but one of the facebook commentors who lives in Stanley says “He went by my house doing at least 80. And I’m not exaggerating”. Another commentor said “Joe saw him go by…probably 30 seconds later, he was air bound. Very lucky to be alive!”

Most of the facebook comments offered prayers for the driver or discussed the safety of the Corvette. However, there is always that one guy that has to ask that ackward question that was on most of our minds…”How much for the engine? Asking for a friend.”

[ACCIDENT] How This Driver Survived a Horrific Rollover Crash is a Testament to the C7 Corvette's Safety Features


It looked like a great day for a spirited drive in the country, but these photos should serve as a reminder that with power comes responsibility. Seeing the Grand Sport smashed as it was is a sad reminder to know the limits of your driving with the roads you’re driving on.


Source:
Stanley Volunteer Fire Department CO. 24 / Facebook

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Chuck is right on the money: however, many a talented race driver has crashed his fair share of race cars.

    Excellent use of the English language “J”! I can tell you are an educated individual.

  2. Can we not have a comment section without bringing Trumps into it? :-). Also please point me in the direction of a performance driving school for a couple of hundred bucks.

  3. Joe, if you are near Savannah, GA, Roebling Road Raceway has 3 events for $250-$300-$350 depending on the host club for a weekend of 8 sessions; 2 events in October and one in December. They all have several Corvettes signed up. Maybe you are located in a more expensive area? The “name tracks” like Sebring, COTA, Daytona, Watkins Glen, etc. all cost more b/c they cost a lot to rent, but even those weekends are less expensive than insurance deductibles and increased premiums, traffic citations, etc. plus at the tracks the primary focus is on safety, so they are safer than the highway.

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