One person sustained life-threatening injuries in a Solano County crash on January 15. Authorities confirmed that the crash came about as two vehicles were engaged in high-speed street racing.
According to details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, January 16. It was reported to the authorities just after 4 p.m. The vehicle involved in the accident was identified by CHP as a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette.
Both vehicles, including the Corvette, were racing each other at high speeds while traveling westbound along State Route 37. As the two vehicles approached State Route 29, the driver of the Corvette lost control of the vehicle. The Corvette was traveling at an estimated speed of around 120 mph when the driver lost control.
The Corvette then crashed squarely into a concrete barrier. The sheer impact of the collision caused serious damage to the vehicle which burst into flames upon the high-speed collision. The vehicle had two occupants in it when the collision occurred. These included the driver and a passenger.
The driver was identified by the CHP only as a male aged 34. He sustained critical injuries in the accident. Once the paramedics and first responders reached the scene of the crash, the driver was removed from the vehicle. He was then rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment.
The passenger remained relatively safe in the incident and had only minor injuries to report. CHP confirmed that both occupants were wearing a seatbelt when the Solano County crash took place.
CHP continues to investigate the incident. It isn’t clear at this point whether the other vehicle and its occupants will be included in the scope of investigations. The driver of the Corvette is likely to face a number of charges if he survives the critical injuries.
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