[ACCIDENT] Street Racing C5 Corvette Reached Speeds of 120 MPH Before Crash


[ACCIDENT] Street Racing C5 Corvette Reached Speeds of 120 MPH Before Crash

Check out the latest example of street racing gone bad.

This fiery crash in Fairfield, California on Saturday afternoon left the male driver of a 1998 Corvette reportedly clinging to life with serious injuries.

California Highway Patrol officials say the Corvette was doing more than 120 mph about 4 p.m. on State Route 37 westbound as he raced another car, possibly a purple Dodge Charger, according to witness statements.

The Corvette driver lost control and crashed into a concrete barrier approaching Highway 29 and burst into flames after coming to rest, CHP Solano said on Facebook. Photos from the scene show rubble scattered across the highway, and only the frame and drivetrain of the Corvette remaining intact.


The 34-year-old Corvette driver from Fairfield was rescued from his car but suffered major life-threatening injuries, while his passenger sustained minor injuries. CHP says both occupants were wearing their seatbelts when the crash happened.

No word on the other vehicle believed to have been involved in the crash.

Facebook via abc10.com

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  1. I just don’t get this highway racing I travel 60 miles to midtown Manhattan every morning and at least once a day 2 or 3 idiots are racing down the west side highway like they are in the desert. Occasionally there is a pileup and we wait 20 minutes for a garbage truck to push them out of the way. Why don’t they just find a nice quiet strip of road like we used to do in the 70’s. Police will leave you alone for an hour and then clear you out.

  2. I feel bad for our fellow Vette-bro, who was standing up for us.

    The accident is bad enough, but add on top of that you know the Charger is going to insist that they would have won, without the fiery crash.

  3. You know pulling a gear or two from a stop light might be fun but going 120 on a highway racing is dumb

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