A C7 Chevy Corvette was destroyed on New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh after the driver lost control and crashed into a building. Both the driver and the vehicle passenger were injured, but survived the crash. Video of the incident shows the C7 Corvette going airborne before colliding with an adjacent building.
According to a report from local ABC affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4, the incident occurred in Pittsburgh’s Chateau neighborhood on North Franklin Street. Video of the incident shows a black C7 Corvette driving at a high rate of speed down a wet road before going airborne over a small crest at a four-way intersection. The Vette lands hard, bottoming out and sending sparks out the rear end of the vehicle before the driver loses control. The sports car then slides off the road into an adjacent building located at 1501 Preble Street.
Images of the sports car after the crash show it totaled, with collapsed suspension and mangled body panels. Onlookers rushed to the Corvette to assist the driver and passenger, one of whom complained of back pain, while the other complained of a head injury. No update was provided on the condition of the driver or passenger, or any pending charges related to the crash.
Local residents say the area is known for sideshows, otherwise known as street takeovers, wherein vehicles gather to perform donuts or other stunts in front of a crowd.
Dave Colaizzi, who owns the building hit by the Corvette, expressed relief that the driver and passenger survived the crash.
“There were pieces and parts of that car everywhere for about 40 feet in each direction, but somehow it must have hit the corner of this building first, bounced off and then hit that big steel member and actually did a number on it, which had to be going enormously fast with a ton of force,” Colaizzi said, per WTAE Pittsburgh Action News 4.
“The building’s fixable,” Colaizzi added.
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