A Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a farming truck on a Saturday morning in California, and it ended with the Corvette engulfed in flames on the side of the road.
The incident happened on I-5, in the southbound lanes, right around 3:05 a.m. Reports indicate that the Corvette was speeding, based on the testimony of witnesses who said it was going more than 80 mph.
At that speed, the sports car slammed into the rear of a farming truck while going over the Vietnam Veterans Bridge. That truck was connected to a forklift. The California Highway Patrol reported that the truck and forklift slammed into a nearby guardrail, hitting it hard enough to puncture it.
After the vehicles came to a stop, the Corvette burst into flames. The emergency crews also had to clean up about 50 gallons of fuel that poured out of the vehicles and onto the highway.
Both drivers got hurt in the crash. The Corvette driver’s injuries were serious enough that a helicopter was called in for an emergency run to a local hospital. The truck driver had substantial injuries, though they were said not to be life-threatening. That driver was taken by ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center.
The investigation into the wreck is checking to see if the driver who rear-ended the truck may have been under the influence.
After suffering serious injuries, people who get involved in car accidents must know all of their legal options to seek financial compensation. This is especially important when another driver acted negligently or recklessly.