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Old 02-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Nasty Corvette Wreck!

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.


Cliff Notes:
- 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,
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Though the driver of the Corvette was not arrested at the scene, the crash remains under investigation, Fernandez said



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Look how far the other half of the car traveled.








Makes you think twice about getting on it in the streets.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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At least nobody died. Junkman i think you can buff that out ordering your adams kit very soon. Great vids.
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I know that guy. He was racing a 09 Shelby Mustang. Really no need for that kind of reckless driving on city streets. Too much power not enough brains. Guys like that give us vette lovers bad reputations. He should count his blessing he did not kill the other people.

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I know that guy. He was racing a 09 Shelby Mustang. Really no need for that kind of reckless driving on city streets. Too much power not enough brains. Guys like that give us vette lovers bad reputations. He should count his blessing he did not kill the other people.

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Know him personally ? Aside from losing his Vette, what were the consequences for his street racing ?
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I hope that dumbass spends some time in jail.
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At least nobody died. Junkman i think you can buff that out ordering your adams kit very soon. Great vids.
Let me know if you need any help with that kit or your paint.

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Know him personally ? Aside from losing his Vette, what were the consequences for his street racing ?
Yes! Please tell!
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Know him personally ? Aside from losing his Vette, what were the consequences for his street racing ?
Yes !
He's facing reckless driving and loss of what's left of his C5
Police is actively looking for the mustang who left the scene
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #9
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I thought I read that the Mustang stopped at the light?
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That is unbelievable.
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I know why that other driver wasnt hurt- she has about 3' of padding all the way around and is wedged into the drives seat

yea, it said the mustang driver stopped at the light, but most likely took off after seeing the accident
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I look at these pictures, and like many of you here at DC,

I'm sure, think about all the times I street raced, and

they were many, realize how lucky I was not to wind up in

that situation. These guys could be in for some serious

problems with the law, not to mention Insurance and a

real ass whoopin' from their Pappy, depending on their age.
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I know why that other driver wasnt hurt- she has about 3' of padding all the way around and is wedged into the drives seat

yea, it said the mustang driver stopped at the light, but most likely took off after seeing the accident
I'll admit it, I thought the same exact thing when I saw her. I wasn't going to post that, but I did think it!
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I thought I read that the Mustang stopped at the light?
Wouldn't matter, in the eyes of the law the race is what caused the accident and he was racing.
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Yea, I understand that but I figured that someone sitting in traffic would have wrote the Mustang's license plate down.
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