A Florida man is lucky to be alive after a traffic sign hit and impaled his C7 Corvette while he drove down I-95 just outside of Miami, Florida.
According to 7 News Miami, the driver of the Corvette was heading northbound on I-95 near Hallandale Beach when a traffic sign impaled the car’s rear window. The sign had been lying on the road and was hit by another car, sending it flying in the air before hitting the Corvette.
“I didn’t even see it. It just happened really fast,” the driver, who identified himself as Malcolm, told 7 News Miami. “When I was coming onto the interstate, the sign went airborne. I guess it was already airborne. I didn’t even know.”
Not surprisingly, the Corvette owner was disappointed to lose his car to an unavoidable piece of debris. “It was a beautiful car,” he said.
The sign is believed to have been lying on the road due to a multi-vehicle crash that occurred just moments before on the same stretch of highway. No one was hurt in either incident, though one woman was taken to hospital in shock.
Video taken from a news helicopter shows the sign, which is used to warn drivers of merging traffic, sitting in the car’s rear hatch area. The sign appears to have flown over top of the Corvette before crashing down on the vehicle’s rear end.
While unfortunate, perhaps this odd traffic incident is a good excuse for Malcolm to upgrade to the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. He could also get himself a good deal on a replacement C7 Corvette like the one he already had, with Chevy dealers offering handsome discounts on the cars to make way for the new C8.