There's now one less C8 Corvette on the road thanks to a drunk driver.
Picture this. You've been patiently waiting for your brand new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray after the mid-engine sports car was delayed by several months. The day finally comes but the joy is shortlived when your pride and joy gets destroyed in an accident through no fault of your own. It's a nightmare scenario that every new car owner dreads, but unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to C8 Corvette owner June Bug.
On April 2, June received delivery of his brand new C8 Corvette in Bradenton, Florida. It's finished in Sebring Orange and was fitted with the Z51 Performance Package. Just one day later, it was wrecked in an accident that could have easily been avoided.
According to the owner, the C8 Corvette lived a short life of just 26 hours before it was reduced to a mangled wreck. Here's how it happened.
As June explains on Facebook, a drunk driver in a black Hyundai pulled out of an intersection in Florida in the path of the Corvette. Unfortunately, June was unable to stop in time and T-boned the Hyundai, causing significant damage to both cars. Just to make the situation even worse, not only was the driver of the Hyundai drunk, but they were also uninsured. As a photo of the odometer shows, the Corvette was wrecked after covering just 221 miles.
June and his passenger Ruby were injured in the crash, with June suffering a "busted head," while Ruby was left with a few broken fingers, but it could have been a lot worse. The drunk driver of the Hyundai was also injured in the crash, but their condition is unknown. They were arrested by police at the scene.
June confirmed he is covered by insurance, but the C8 Corvette appears to be a total loss. There's significant damage to the front bumper, hood, and side, while both airbags deployed. The Hyundai appears to have come off worse as the passenger side is completely smashed-in. Fortunately, cars can be replaced, but this will take a long time since General Motors has suspended production and Chevrolet dealerships are closed right now due to the coronavirus pandemic.