Torque News reports that Chrysler Group engineer Martin Morse was killed in a car accident while driving a 2013 SRT Viper April 15 on US 23 in Hartland, Michigan.
As far as anyone knows, this was the first accident of the 2013 super car on public roads.
Michigan State Police said in the story that Morse turned from Michigan 59 to the on-ramp that leads onto US 23 and came to a full stop for several minutes before launching hard as he entered the highway. He then lost control of the Viper as he merged onto 23, sending the car skidding across the driving lanes and into the median. Morse struck a metal cable in the median.
Torque News said it hasn’t been announced if there had been and mechanical issues with the 2013 Viper that would have cause Morse to lose control, but rainy weather and cold temperatures may have contributed to the accident.
Your tolerance for driving in the snow is probably determined by where you live, and based on some of the youtube videos we’ve seen, the stories we’ve heard, and the comments you guys have made, some people are obviously better at it than others.
No matter how much confidence is in your driving ability, accidents are bound to happen. Check out this video of an accident that took place in Russia, where driving in the snow is a way of life.
A story from CorvetteBlogger.com recounts a drinking and driving accident that took place on December 11 in Florida when a female driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima plowed into a 2003 Corvette Z06.
The man said on the site that he was doing 50 miles an hour when the Maxima sideswiped a truck in front of him, and then hit his Corvette head-on. Miraculously, doctors told him that he had only sustained a small concussion, aside from some minor cuts and bruises.
When the owner of the Corvette showed up at the junkyard to take pictures of his former ride, he said the guys there couldn’t believe he was able to walk because the female in the Maxima was air-lifted.
“… Goes to show we have some pretty safe cars!” the Corvette owner said.
According to CorvetteBlogger.com, there are still pending DUI charges against the driver of the Maxima.
In the video below, you’ll see that, once again, this was taken from a dash cam. Two people are cruising down an interstate, when, out of nowhere, another car literally crashes and rolls in front of them.