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.
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.”
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.
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