C5 Corvette and Ram Truck Damaged Beyond Repair in Norway Accident

What are the odds of two American-built vehicles to be involved in the same accident half the world away? More so when you take into account that the fifth-generation Chevrolet Corvette and Ram pickup truck aren't sold in Europe and import numbers are very low.
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Except for Ford hatchbacks and saloons, American vehicles are a rare sight in Norway due to the fact that the Scandinavian country isn't part of the European Union and import taxes are sky high.

That's why we're a little bit startled by this recent highway crash involving the two aforementioned models. So what really happened, how did the Vette and Ram get in that horrible shape only fit for the junkyard?

Well, reports hint that the C5 Corvette driver was traveling at really high speeds on the E6 highway just outside capital city Oslo. Although causes of the accident are still unknown, we won't bash the Corvette driver for not knowing how to properly handle the car.

Imagine travelling at 120 miles per hour (193 km/h) on a moist stretch of asphalt and insert a bit of tailwind or a giant pothole into the equation. Yep, not even Senna could've saved the day.

After losing control at high speed, the Vette hit the protective barrier on the left, which acted as a trampoline sending the car all the way into a ditch on the right side of the road. However, the action didn't end here.

Due to the massive speed carried over when crashing, the Corvette somehow jumped out of the ditch and onto the first lane, where it hit an oncoming Audi A6 in the side.

Finally, the force of the impact sent the A6 into a Ram pickup truck, which eventually landed on its side. Most fortunately, Lady Luck has smiled on everyone involved in this road carnage, with no serious injuries reported.

Story via DMW Media Norway
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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