Folks, we just had an unfortunate reminder of why our enthusiasm for enjoying Corvettes should never, ever outweigh a need for safety.
Over the weekend, a Corvette driver was arrested on suspicion of killing a 27-year-old in a single-car collision in the San Francisco area after it was determined he had been drinking and taking drugs, according to a San Francisco Chronicle news report.
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, but the other person in the accident died at the scene.
It seems the allegation that the Corvette driver had been drinking and had drugs in his system was a major contributor to the accident. It’s idiots like these who give all ‘Vette owners a bad rap as indicated in the headline of the original story that reads “Corvette driver arrested in fatal Los Altos crash”, and some of the readers’ comments on the story:
Hey, I guess the point I’m trying to make here is when you’re driving your ‘Vette, just remember that, like it or not, you’re representing a much larger group that shares a passion for Corvettes, so be careful on the road.