A recurring Cars and Coffee event in Loveland, Colorado has been forced to shut down after the driver of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat lost control of their vehicle while leaving the meet and wiped out a Chevy Silverado 1500.
According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the Chevy Silverado was driving northbound just before 10 a.m. this past Sunday when the Challenger lost control and broadsided the pickup, flipping it onto its roof.
Amateur video of the crash shows the matte black-colored Hellcat pulling out of the parking lot where the Cars and Coffee event was being held with its tires squealing before fishtailing and slamming into the side of the unsuspecting Silverado.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Capt. Mark Lyons said one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries as a result of the crash. The driver of the Hellcat, who was not named by local police, was ticketed for reckless driving.
A statement posted to the Loveland Cars and Coffee Instagram page on Sunday night indicated the event will now be canceled due to the crash.
“Loveland C&C will be no more after this,” a representative for the event said. “We are super sorry to say this. Takes one person to ruin it all and we experienced that today.”
At this point, Cars and Coffee events have pretty much become synonymous with embarrassing viral crash videos. YouTube is full of videos of reckless drivers trying to impress Cars and Coffee crowds with burnouts, fast accelerations and high-speed flybys – many of which end in disaster for the driver, innocent bystanders or both. While showing off for fellow car enthusiasts can be tempting, this video is the perfect example of how quickly it can go wrong.
“We had this meet for people to come chill, talk about cars and have a good time,” Loveland Cars and Coffee’s statement also said. “No need to get reckless and try to show off.”
Check out the crash video involving the Dodge Challenger and the Chevy Silverado embedded below.