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Dodge Viper Driver's Woodward Dream Cruise Ruined

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Someone couldn't handle V10 power.

This is not what the driver of this Dodge Viper had in mind when driving along the route of the Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend in Detroit, Michigan. It's probably event they'd love nothing more than to forget. According to The Detroit News, the Viper's driver lost control on Saturday night and not only hit a parked vehicle but also slammed into – of all places – a State Farm insurance office.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department said the office was closed at the time when the crash occurred just before 10 p.m. The driver was not injured but the female passenger suffered a broken arm. The whole thing could have been a lot worse. A 16-year spectator who came out to watch the cars roll by was nearly struck by the V10-powered sports car when it lost control. His mother screamed for him to get up from his chair and run away just in the nick of time.

Other witnesses claim the Viper's male driver swerved off the road and slammed into a curb just prior to hitting the parked vehicle's rear end and the insurance office. The vehicle that was struck, a 1984 Buck Regal, just so happened to have had a parachute attached to its rear end for Saturday's show. Typically, car accidents like these are rare at the yearly event, though Dream Cruise president Greg Rassel told The Detroit News that the "[accidents] we do have are typically fender benders you find in a normal heavy rush hour."

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As for the Viper itself, it's not in good shape. Judging by the photo of it being hauled away on a flatbed, there's some significant front end damage. We wouldn't be surprised if the radiator was smashed along with other engine damage. If so, this will surely be considered an insurance write off. But wouldn't it be ironic if the driver's insurance company turned out to be State Farm? Hey, anything's possible.

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