Driving sports cars responsibly really shouldn’t be that hard.
On 14 February 2023, 22-year-old Terry Dalton was making his way around the corner in Talbott Tennessee. With the blood pumping and the loud roar of his V8 engine under the hood, this drive was going to be exciting to say the least. However, he might not have imagined himself crashing his beautiful 1999 silver Chevrolet Corvette into the home of a local resident. So why exactly did this man drive his vehicle right into a brick wall?
Well, the obvious answer has a lot to do with how he was driving and the type of vehicle the Corvette really is. Lots of power, a low right height, and very light curb weight. What does that sound like to you? To many, that is the recipe for a pretty violent crash, but then again nobody ever said driving a sports car would be easy. That’s why it’s important to take care of your vehicle and make sure you’re driving safely on public roads, keeping all shenanigans to the track.
Otherwise, you might end up like this guy and crashing into a house because he presumably couldn’t handle the corner. The police charged him with a myriad of things up to and including speeding, failure to signal lane change, and some other charges that generally have a lot to do with reckless driving. All of these things combined allegedly made Dalton lose control of the car and the resulting crash damaged the house's foundation and heavily wrecked the Corvette. There’s an important lesson to be learned here, not that sports cars are bad, but that if you’re going to drive one you need to do so responsibly otherwise you might lose it and cause damage to the people around you.