A recent viral video provides a dramatic demonstration of what happens when fiberglass moving at a high rate of speed collides with steel moving at a low rate of speed, with the video capturing the moment a C4 Corvette rear ends a van on the freeway. As you may have guessed, the outcome does not bode well for the C4 Corvette. To add to the craziness, the driver behind the wheel of the Vette opts to hop out and make a run for it, and it’s all caught on camera.
The video was recently posted to social media, and clocks in at a little over 40 seconds long. Apparently captured on the highways of Houston, Texas, the video overlay indicates the incident occurred on Thursday, January 11th, around 4 p.m. local time. The conditions look to be dry, although visibility is low with the sun sinking in the west and some clouds in the sky.
As the video gets under way, we see slow-moving traffic, with the camera vehicle positioned in the left-hand lane behind a Chevy Silverado. In one of the central lanes, we see a work van plodding along with traffic.
Suddenly, about seven seconds in, we see a white C4 Corvette pop into frame on the right-hand side of the screen. The Vette is traveling at a higher rate of speed than the rest of the traffic, slamming into the rear right-hand corner of the van. The collision pops the hood off the sports car, with various body pieces disintegrating in a shower of white.
The van, meanwhile, looks to be in decent shape, at least compared to the C4 Corvette. The rear bumper of the van appears as though it was dented, but that’s about it.
The driver behind the wheel of the Vette rolls the vehicle over to the right-hand shoulder, nearly colliding with a few other vehicles along the way. Later, we see the camera vehicle parked behind the van as the driver in the camera vehicle provides the van driver with the dash footage. In the distance, we see someone running from the scene of the crash, presumably the Corvette driver.
Check out the full video right here. To note, there is a delay in the audio and video sync: