Omaha police were led on a wild chase involving a C6 Corvette ZR1, which ended in the 21-year-old driver wrecking the car.
The Omaha World Herald reports the driver sped past an officer when merging onto a highway. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver of the Corvette ZR1 floored it. Speeds during the pursuit reached 132 mph, according to the police.
It wasn’t until the driver struck a work van that the chase came to an end. After striking the van, the Corvette ZR1 then plowed into a lawn care vehicle’s trailer. Police said the trailer likely saved the life of everyone involved in the wreck, which acted like a crumple zone and absorbed much of the impact.
Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the driver has been charged with felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, speeding and driving with a suspended license. That’s in addition to an already lengthy rap sheet; the driver already had a warrant out for his arrest for willful reckless driving, driving under suspension and failure to appear in court.
The 21-year-old routinely posted street racing videos to his Facebook page, but it seems his ego caught up with him. He probably won’t be behind the wheel for a very long time.