Chrysler Group engineer Martin Morse killed in 2013 SRT Viper accident

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.

Snowstorm in Alberta, Canada blammed for multi-car crash

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Spring hasn’t been too kind to our friends north of us. A massive snowstorm in Canada is being blamed for a series of multi-car accidents involving around 100 vehicles.

According to castanet.net, the accident occurred on Highway 2 south of Edmonton, Alberta.

The number of injuries has ranged from 100-300 with no confirmation just yet. The site says that at least 80 people were treated on site.

Website lists most and least expensive vehicle to insure in 2013

There are many factors that go into deciding how much one’s insurance is, but insure.com has compiled a list of the Top 20 least and most expensive vehicles to insure in 2013.

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The most expensive 2013 vehicles to insure

Rank Make & model Cyl. Avg. annual premium
1 Mercedes-Benz CL600 12  $     3,357
2 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 12  $     3,330
3 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 8  $     3,221
4 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG 12  $     3,207
5 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG 8  $     3,184
6 Mercedes-Benz S600 12  $     3,158
7 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG 8  $     3,075
8 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 8  $     2,978
9 Porsche 911 Turbo 6  $     2,958
10 Porsche 911 Turbo S 6  $     2,925
11 Porsche Panamera Turbo 8  $     2,912
12 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic 8  $     2,897
13 Jaguar XKR (convertible) 8  $     2,822
14 Jaguar XKR (coupe) 8  $     2,756
15 Jaguar XK 8  $     2,684
16 BMW 650i 8  $     2,681
17 Mercedes-Benz SL550 8  $     2,671
18 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 6  $     2,642
19 Mercedes-Benz S550 8  $     2,640
20 Porsche 911 Carrera S 6  $     2,626

 

 

 

The least expensive 2013 vehicles to insure

Rank Make & model Cyl. Avg. annual premium
1 Ford Edge SE 4  $     1,128
2 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6  $     1,148
3 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4  $     1,150
4 Kia Sportage 4  $     1,157
5 Jeep Patriot Sport 4  $     1,160
6 Chevrolet Express 1500 8  $     1,171
7 Subaru Outback 3.6R 6  $     1,180
8 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4  $     1,189
9 Ford Explorer 6  $     1,197
10 Hyundai Tucson GL 4  $     1,204
11 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 6  $     1,206
12 Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium 4  $     1,210
13 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT 4  $     1,210
14 Honda Odyssey EX-L 6  $     1,217
15 Jeep Compass Sport 4  $     1,217
16 Kia Sorento LX (2 WD) 6  $     1,222
17 Nissan Pathfinder S 6  $     1,224
18 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT 6  $     1,235
19 Honda Fit 4  $     1,235
20 Kia Sorento LX (4 WD) 4  $     1,237

Russian dash cam features multi-car accident in snow

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.

100-plus cars involved in mile-long accident in Sweden

Three people died after a 100-car pileup in Sweden on Tuesday, and another 15-20 people were injured.

According to The Huffington Post, the pileup took place on the E4 motorway near Helsingborg in southern Sweden before noon amid hazardous weather conditions, including dense fog and slippery roads.

The pileup began as a collision on one of the highway’s bridges, the story said, and vehicles in both lanes were involved in the wreck that spanned more than a mile.

See the video of the damage below.

2003 Corvette Z06 is demolished in Florida DUI accident

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.

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