This happened a few weeks ago in east Long Beach, CA. Racing is thought to be involved. One thing that must be acknowledged when looking at this incident is the auto industry's constant improvement to automobiles today, making them safe enough for people to survive something like this with minimal injuries. The Corvette driver is lucky that he is not dead or facing manslaughter charges.
- Corvette racing another vehicle
- Vehicles doing 130mph+
- Light turns red
- Vehicle 1 stops, Corvette run red light at full throttle
- Car turning left is cut in half
- Hit car had two people, one adult, one child
- Child was supposed to be in back in car seat and wasn't
- Another child was supposed to be picked up and in back and there was a mix up and she was not there
- Back half of car flew 75 feet through the air and cut a tree in half and crashed down a hill
- Corvette driver stunned but not seriously hurt
- Hit car driver and kid stunned but not seriously hurt
LONG BEACH: Woman, son and Corvette driver have moderate injuries.
Racing may have been a factor in an incredible crash Wednesday that saw the driver of a Corvette slam into another car, shearing it in half, police said Thursday.
The collision, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, destroyed both vehicles and left emergency crews called to the scene astonished that no one was killed.
Long Beach firefighters and police were called to the location at East Spring Street next to the San Gabriel (605) River Freeway and found part of a 1992 Toyota Cressida on the road, with the back half of car ripped off and hurled down a nearby embankment.
The 27-year-old driver of the Toyota and her 9-year-old son were freed from what remained of their car by firefighters and taken to a local hospital with mild to moderate injuries, authorities said Wednesday.
"Miraculously, they just had bumps and bruises," Long Beach Police Sgt. Rico Fernandez said Thursday.
The driver of the 1998 Corvette suffered similar injuries, he added.
"We do have one witness that said they saw this Corvette racing another Corvette at the time of the crash," the sergeant said.
The preliminary investigation found the driver of the 1998 Corvette was traveling at about 100 miles per hour when he allegedly blew through a red light on Spring at the northbound entrance to the 605.
The driver of the Toyota was turning onto the freeway on-ramp when the Corvette slammed into the side of her car,
splitting it in two.
Though the driver of the Corvette was not arrested at the scene, the crash remains under investigation, Fernandez said
Look how far the other half of the car traveled.
Makes you think twice about getting on it in the streets.