Could this be a prototype for the C9 Corvette – a “mid-sign” design instead of a mid-engine?
Actually it’s the result of a strange incident on Dec. 31 involving a C7 Corvette coupe traveling on I-95 in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The driver of the Corvette, who identified himself to news organizations only as “Malcolm,” told reporters he was traveling down the interstate on his way to a workout at his gym before then partaking in New Year’s Eve activities when he suddenly heard a noise.
He pulled over, and this highway sign still on the post had shattered his rear glass, impaling his beautiful Arctic White C7.
“When I was coming onto the interstate, the sign went airborne,” Malcolm told WSVN-TV news. “I guess it was already airborne. I don’t even know.”
Apparently, someone had earlier knocked down the sign, which tells drivers to merge onto the interstate, and it ended up on the roadway, where a vehicle in front of Malcolm struck it and sent it flying into the air.
“It’s scary,” Malcolm said. “I thought somebody smashed into me. I didn’t know it was a sign until I pulled over and got out of the car.”
Other vehicles were also involved in the incident, including a Mercedes-Benz that had a headlight torn off and an SUV that saw its airbags deployed.
Juan Montoya says his wife was driving the SUV and was so frightened she had to be carried to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
“Just nerves, like shaking,” Juan explained. “She was so scared, you know? It was a big hit.”
Fortunately, neither his wife, nor anyone else involved in the accident, was seriously injured by the flying sign.
As for Malcolm, we wonder if perhaps someone is trying to tell him to upgrade to a new mid-engine Corvette – after all, “here’s your sign” pointing right where that C8 powerplant would be located!
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