What should have been the first of many weekends enjoying ownership of a new 2020 Corvette suddenly came to an abrupt end for “June Bug” and his new Stingray on Saturday. A black sedan apparently ran a traffic light at the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and Imperial drive in Sarasota, Florida, and was subsequently T-boned by the new Corvette. Fortunately, June Bug reported on Facebook that he and his passenger, Ruby, are okay with only minor head and hand injuries.
Just 24 hours earlier, Joel Curto, Internet Sales Manager at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton, Florida, had shared several photos on Facebook of the new Sebring Orange 2020 Corvette being delivered to dealership and later to June Bug and Ruby. Curto posted, “Wow awesome day for you June Bug…it finally came in…think like you said this is #7 between you and Ruby…thanks again for your friendship and business all these years.”
June Bug and Ruby picked their 2020 Z51 Stingray up at Cox Chevrolet on Thursday, April 2. Photos of the new Corvette parked in the driveway were also shared Thursday evening. The accident occurred on Friday afternoon, just 24 hours after delivery. Today, June Bug posted, “Guess it wasn’t meant to be. Thanks for all the support and outreach. Facebook is amazing.”
Apparently, the driver of the black sedan doesn’t have insurance, but June Bug is confident his auto policy is going to take care of everything. In a video walkaround, he says “maybe I can get another one next year.” With Corvette production halted as a result of COVID-19, it may very well be quite a while before a replacement becomes available. We certainly hope that June Bug and Ruby find themselves back in the seats of a new Corvette sooner than expected.
You can see more photos of June Bug’s 2020 Corvette and the resulting aftermath here. We hope his insurance company takes good care of him and wish him the best of luck!
June Bug / Facebook
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