On Thursday, we paused to give thanks. Many of us probably offered up a prayer for our family, friends, and good food to eat. The guys in this video might have offered one up that had something to do with being alive. That's because an observant Texas motorist noticed that, while stopped at a red light, there were two nearly identical Corvettes waiting to race. He turned on his camera in anticipation of something bad happening. As you're about to see, he was right
Here's what the motorist pulled up to:
The "race" started off well, with some screeching tires:
It quickly went south when the driver on the right lost control:
And predictably, this is how it ended:
You can watch it all unfold below [content warning for some language]:
The auto site Jalopnik reports that police have now issued arrest warrants for the the two drivers, after they were allegedly let off the hook when the accident first happened. It cites the forum LS1GTO and someone on there who claims to be a responding officer:
We got a ton of information from this individual, all of which sounds credible enough (we've reached out to the Sheriff's office for confirmation). Here's the good stuff:
They both tried to tell me they weren't racing. The C5 claimed to be pushing 600rwhp... He claimed he dumped the clutch and thats why he lost control. Lol.
Well, the driver on the left was 23 and called his parents immediately. As soon as we placed him in cuffs his mom started screaming to go to the hospital. So we sent him to the hospital and decided to cut the other guy loose due to the kid not going to jail. Warrants are being issued for both of their arrests now.
We recieved [sic] a 911 call (from a witness) saying that a major accident just accused and the other corvette was attempting to leave the scene. And the other vette wasn't drivable. Due to it being a major accident, we have to investigate.
So there's probable turkey number one, being bailed out by his mom. Despite being completely irresponsible and likely getting arrested, I just have this bad feeling (from experience) he may get his C5 back.
By the way, if you're like me, you've probably watched the video a couple times and think the best line is the bystander noting, "Let's see how stupid these guys are."