Elderly Corvette Driver Injured After Veering Off Highway And Crashing

The driver of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible has been rushed to hospital after crashing the powerful sports car in Canada.

Castanet reports that on Wednesday, just before midday, the driver of the Corvette was filmed driving erratically and, shortly afterwards, crashed. Local media reports that the car veered off Highway 97 in Kelowna before hitting a utility pole and sliding down a small ravine towards a creek.

The elderly driver of the ‘Vette was trapped in the car and emergency workers were forced to cut off one of the vehicle’s doors in order to free him. He was immediately rushed to hospital, though the extent of his injuries remains unknown.

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Authorities have yet to determine the reason for the crash. However, police officers on the scene did confirm that the Corvette wasn’t fitted with winter tires. While there doesn’t appear to have been any snow on the section of Highway 97 the man was driving on, it’s possible that the slippery conditions did play a factor in the accident.

On the other hand, a local who heard about the incident on a scanner suggested the man may have had a medical emergency just before the crash.

Damage sustained to the Corvette is comprehensive. At the front, the bumper has been ripped off and at least one headlight is missing. Elsewhere, damage has been caused to the driver’s side of the vehicle and the vehicle’s under carriage has inevitably taking a hard hit.

While the car is a write-off, what really matters is the health of its driver, who we sincerely hope has no life-threatening injuries.

 

  • Shobin Drogan

    He made his car look like a wreck before he crashed. (But i hope the guy is ok tho)

  • Paul

    Too much power for the elderly to handle.

    • LeStori

      Consideirng over 75% of all road deaths are people in the age group 17 to 64, it appears most cannot handle a car. I wonder if he had a heart attack.

      • Evan McMaster

        Thats such a misleading stat 17 to 64 year old people are also 75 percent of the population

        • TheAmerican2point0

          Also the fact that people under 15 1/2 can’t even drive,

    • ErnieB

      Too much power for anyone under 25 as well ..

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Hey Mustang, hold my beer…

  • charlotteharry57

    Depending on his age, it may be time for a license surrender&intervention. Obviously, driving a Vette in the winter, and w/o snow tires brings into question his mental status.

    • TheAmerican2point0

      Uhhhhh what? Driving sports car in the winter is a sign of mental health issues? It’s just dumb.

  • Harry_Wild

    That another reason old people(55+) should no be driving sports cars! They just do not have the reflexes and judgement for such a powerful car. They should stick with their Tahoes and Encores.

  • carlbolt

    I see almost all the Vettes are driven by elder guys.

  • Geoff Thomas

    “Elderly Corvette driver…” is redundant. A Corvette driver is always “elderly”.

    • SQLGeek

      Yep. I bought my first vette, a C6 Z06, at the ripe age of 39. Sure made the trips to the market for Geritol quicker.

    • KAG25

      So true

  • KAG25

    get off my lawn you kids

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