So this happened.
Accidents happen all the time. It's a fact of life. That's the main reason why carmakers and technology companies are racing towards developing autonomous driving. Supposedly, self-driving cars will dramatically reduce or eliminate completely serious car accidents. In the meantime, we have to rely on the advanced safety technologies currently available, like lane departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert. But no amount of advanced tech beats simply paying attention to the road in front of you.
The driver of this C8 Corvette Stingray clearly wasn't doing that. The California Highway Patrol responded very recently to this serious crash on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road in the Marin Area outside of San Francisco.
The Corvette driver somehow smashed into the driver's side of what appears to be a Toyota pickup truck while attempting a high-speed pass. It went horribly wrong. The police's preliminary report states that the Corvette attempted to pass three slower-moving vehicles at once at obviously high speed.
Where things began to go wrong was when the truck, located at the front of the pack, attempted to make a left-hand turn into a parking lot. The Corvette driver failed to see that and ended up colliding into the truck's left side. The impact was powerful enough for the truck to overturn. Yes, a Corvette knocked over a truck.
No one was killed but the truck's three occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. The Corvette driver was very lightly injured and treated at the scene. No drugs or alcohol were involved, just reckless driving. The post says the Corvette driver will be issued a citation for unsafe driving. Their insurance company will definitely be raising those premiums after finding out about this.
Drivers who want to drive fast and feel the need to pass, then it's vital to do so safely. Take your time. And don't pass more than one vehicle at once. Otherwise, well, these pictures speak for themselves.