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Reprint: Wrecked Vette Wednesday: C6 Gives Neon a Wedgie

by Lauren Hargrove on June 1, 2011

Bluetooth may be annoying and result in difficulties for both parties to hear and understand what is being said, but it beats a car crash… Plenty of states have banned using a cellphone without a hands-free device, but many drivers in these states continue to ignore the law. Corvette Blogger reported a recent incident in El Cajon, California, just a few miles east of San Diego, where a C6 Corvette lodged itself underneath a Dodge Neon. In this case, witnesses claimed that driver of the white C6 was talking on the cellphone and failed to notice the taupe colored Neon in front of it. One passerby snapped a picture of the calamity and sent it to the local NBC station in San Diego. Kristi Dubin stated that she took the picture to show to her children as lesson about driving too fast and talking on the phone. When driving a Corvette or any performance car, the driver should be paying attention to the road and not fighting with the ex-spouse or a bill collector. Perhaps this driver was not involved in a heated conversation, but the combination of speed and distraction could have caused serious injury to other motorists and or pedestrians; it is a shame that white C6 had to absorb the brunt of the driver’s stupidity, but luckily no one was injured.

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