Before you even finished reading the title of this article, we’d wager that you formed the hypothesis that alcohol was involved when the driver of this red, fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro wrecked the car on Penn State’s campus in University Park the other weekend. It’s a fair assumption, considering that the day of the wreck – Saturday, February 25th – was “State Patty’s Day,” which is a
big yuge party weekend in Happy Valley.
It turns out that such a hypothesis would indeed be accurate, as Penn State police confirmed that alcohol was involved. However, police have not yet confirmed the driver’s blood alcohol content.
The incident took place between 3:30 and 4:00am on Saturday morning, February 25th. Residents of Simmons Hall heard a very loud noise from inside and called the police. The noise, it turned out, was made when a red Camaro jumped the curb while traveling on Shortlidge Road, before crossing back to the other side of the road where it took down a fence and careened into the shrubs just outside of the residence hall.
The driver – who is a minor and not enrolled as a student at PSU – was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Thankfully, no one else was harmed – apart from that fifth-gen Camaro, which has almost certainly seen the last of its days.