A frightening scene that left a C5 Corvette in a smoldering pile of debris.
Street racing is completely illegal and extremely dangerous for a number of reasons, and for those who still think it may be a good idea to drop down a few gears and show the car next to you who’s boss, this accident that occurred in California might just be enough to frighten you away.
According to the report, a fifth generation 1998 model year Chevrolet Corvette was racing what witnesses say was a purple Dodge Charger, going over speeds of 120mph (193km/h) before losing control and ending up in a fiery mess with parts strewn across the highway.
Although the cause of the crash is still being investigated, its known that the Corvette slammed into a concrete barrier and immediately burst into flames, creating an extremely disturbing scene for passing motorists. Both driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, and the passenger luckily walked away with only minor injuries, but unfortunately for the 34-year-old driver, he was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Both occupants were able to be extracted from the vehicle by emergency services before the flames engulfed the entire car – which is extremely lucky considering the speed in which the accident occurred and the scale of destruction. The only parts that remain intact are the drivetrain components and half the frame.
The Dodge Charger continued on, but California Highway Patrol is investigating the matter further to try and locate the owner.
Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved in the incident, as it could have put the public at much greater risk if there were other motorists around.