[ACCIDENT] High Speed Crash in a C8 Corvette Sends Two to the Hospital


[ACCIDENT] High Speed Crash in a C8 Corvette Sends Two to the Hospital

Let’s hope the occupants of this Torch Red mid-engine Corvette Stingray are OK after a one-vehicle crash Friday night in St. Joseph, Missouri.

St. Joseph Police say the driver and passenger had to be extricated from the car by firefighters after the 9:15 crash in the 1700 block of South Belt Highway.

While the new C8 Corvette is a magnificent machine, like any other car, it can still be dangerous. Police say the Corvette was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crashed into a pole and fence.

The car seems to be pretty much a total loss from the passenger compartment forward. In photos from the scene, the hood and fenders are missing, and the driver’s door is lying on the ground nearby after the extrication process. Maybe some of the drivetrain can be salvaged.

As for the occupants, they were transported to Mosaic Life Care with the severity of their injuries unknown, according to a story in the St. Joseph News-Press.


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  1. Hard to feel sorry for the driver if he’s found to be reckless. Doesn’t the C8 come with a sort of “black box” similar to an aircraft?

  2. Is anyone keeping a tally on the C8 totals? Can we track them by state, city, delivery source (Furman, Conti, Kerbeck) and how long the owner waited to get the car and how soon after delivery the owner turned it into a pile of junk? Off the cuff it appears the lady C8 drivers are doing a way better job of keeping their C8’s in one piece. This looks like a great opportunity for Tavarish, Samcrac and his step mother or Rich Re-builds.

  3. I would also like to know if the C8 is the first Corvette for these drivers and what is their experience level in a Corvette. Just asking for a friend.

  4. This guy is not at fault, he had a medical issue, do not assume anything, he and his wife are also in critical condition.

  5. Marissa, it can be his fault if his health and age become a liability. That’s why pilots are required to retire early.

  6. Zora, umm, it was an uncontrollable medical issue, I was an EMT working the scene. I don’t think I am dumb enough to know that it could possibly be his fault, but it wasn’t. And most accidents are due to medical issues, sometimes the people do not know they have a certain medical issue till it happens, we just hope that it isn’t in a vehicle to where it can turn into a weapon. I don’t know how many times I have seen accidents to where there was a cause that the driver could not control. Just because it was a nice Corvette, and he wrecked it does not mean that he is an idiot…

  7. Marissa, it also doesn’t mean that he isn’t. I believe once the full story surfaces, you will find out that he had a prior condition that he was well aware of. And probably had no business being in the driver’s seat to begin with. I’ve seen many people who were behind the wheel, and behind the yolk for that matter that had no business being there In the first place. Diabetics, people with a history of seizures, and individuals with heart conditions. If you are not healthy enough to operate a piece of machinery safely, you shouldn’t be doing so under any circumstances. You are endangering the lives of others on the road by doing so. It’s no different than drinking and driving or being under the influence of drugs while driving. You are incapable of operating a vehicle safely and are a danger to others. By your estimate because he had a medical emergency it’s excusable if he injures or kills somebody. In this country we have way too many people behind the wheel that shouldn’t be. And with the reckless attitude that you have displayed on this forum, you are yet another one. Please exercise some common sense and intelligence on this forum before you make another uninformed comment, Marissa.

  8. Marissaa: Medical issue or not, police said he was “traveling at a high rate of speed”. This guy didn’t know his limitations and look what happened.

  9. The State of Nevada REQUIRES citizens over 70 years of age to get and submit an annual physical examination from a PCP including an ophthalmological exam certifying the person’s physical ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. Previously existing conditions need to be corrected or the DMV will not issue an operator’s license.

    Ignoring these directives is reckless driving.

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