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2011-12-05 14:58

JOYRIDE GONE WRONG: It’s bad enough they’ve decided to go a spin on public roads but to wreck two supercars is inexcusable. Why is it that idiots like these can own supercars?

It's Thanksgiving and you and your buddy decide to end a test testosterone-fuelled drive with a 0-100km/h dash. Trouble is you're both idiots and you're behind the wheel of supercars you can't control - a pair of Corvettes.

Two US drivers learnt the hard way why racing should be left to the racetrack after one spun and rammed the other.

The drivers behind the wheels of a R318 000 C5 Corvette and R358 000 C6 Corvette decided to dice each another at a road intersection.

In a video posted online by Gerod Rush, aptly titled "Two Turkeys on Thanksgiving wrecking their Corvettes in The Woodlands", you can see the pair pull up to a set of traffic lights, gun their engines as the lights to green but come undone when the driver on the right swerves into the other.

The impact sent both cars off the road. No one was killed in the crash, but it is not known if the drivers were injured.


According to Rush, one of the drivers appeared to be losing traction on a rear tyre and it was only a matter of moments before an accident happened.

Rush said: "I noticed earlier, when they were going at it, that the right-side car's back tyre was losing traction so when he accelerated at the lights he lost traction and then lost control."

Police are examining the footage to determine if criminal charges can be brought.

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