Imagine this is you driving on the highway. Scary.
Something like this never should have happened and yet it did. Quite frankly, it's a miracle no one was hurt. However, one woman involved was so badly shaken she had to be taken to the hospital. According to 7 News Miami, a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 caused a street sign to smash into a C7 Chevrolet Corvette. The accident occurred last week and as you can see in the photos, the street sign's pole went directly into the back of the Corvette.
The car's owner told the news channel he "didn't even see it. It just happened really fast. When I was coming onto the interstate, the sign went airborne. I guess it was already airborne. I didn't even know."
He was simply at the wrong place at precisely the wrong moment. Ironically, the sign itself warns drivers to merge. Before it impaled itself into the Corvette, the sign hit a different car and flew into the air. The damage caused to the Corvette is more than just broken glass, but also its rear seat and trunk. "It's scary. I thought somebody smashed into me. I didn't know it was a sign until I pulled over and got out of the car," the Corvette owner added.
A total of four or five vehicles were involved in the crash, according to authorities. One of those vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz SUV, suffered some minor damages and its airbags deployed.
The exact cause as to how the sign became detached from its original location remains under investigation, though authorities believe the preceding multi-car accident might have had something to do with it. But the most important thing is that no one was hurt, at least physically.
The Corvette's owner even helped state troopers remove the sign from his car which, based on the video footage, can probably be repaired instead of being declared totaled.