[ACCIDENT] C3 Corvette Crashes Into a Sign and Catches Fire in Louisville


[ACCIDENT] C3 Corvette Crashes Into a Sign Pole and Catches Fire in Louisville

A late ’70s Corvette erupted in flames after striking a utility pole on a Louisville, Kentucky street Thursday afternoon.

WLKY-TV’s Chopper HD captured the action from above, with one video showing the burning Corvette as firefighters rush to quickly extinguish the blaze with a heavy stream of water.

The car appears to have suffered severe damage to the front end, though fortunately you can still tell it’s a C3 Corvette from the back two-thirds of the vehicle.

The one-vehicle crash happened around 12:15 p.m. near the intersection of South Seventh Street and
Algonquin Parkway.

Louisville Metro Police Department officers responded to the incident and found the driver inside. He was transported to UofL Hospital, with his condition not immediately available.
LMPD Second Division is investigating.

Visit WLKY for video of first responders putting out the fire.



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Mitch Talley has loved Corvettes since he was just 8 years old. He’s owned 10 Corvettes since 1983, including examples from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth generations. His goal is to own first, second, and seventh generation cars someday. He and his son, Chris, also a Corvette enthusiast, served as Captains of the 2014 Georgia Corvette Caravan.


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