Dodge Challenger Hellcat and a Chevy Silverado 1500 collide following this weekend’s Cars and Coffee event in Loveland, Colorado.
Fortunately, it seems no one suffered serious injuries.
We all know the gag by now — folks line up along the street following Cars & Coffee, Mustang peels out in front of the crowd, carnage ensues. This weekend in Loveland, Colorado, though, it was a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat responsible for the carnage, and it wasn’t just to the driver’s own car either. Several witness videos uploaded to YouTube show the driver pull out into traffic, floor it in right-hand lane and almost immediately lose control of all 700-plus horsepower at their disposal.
Now, if the Challenger just took their own car out and crashed into a curb or something, we could all have our “what an idiot” moment and move on, but that’s far from what happened here. Instead, the driver crashed right into the side of a Chevy Silverado 1500 and rolled the truck onto its roof.
One bystander rushing to help the Silverado driver out asks whether he has kids in the car, to which he (thankfully) received a quick “no” response. However, it seems there was one passenger in the truck, as the other video shows more people trying to get the passenger side door open as well. According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Captain Mark Lyons said, “It looked worse than it was”, while police sergeant Rob Pride said law enforcement officers did ticket the Challenger driver for reckless driving.
Northern Colorado Cars and Coffee’s Facebook page had this message: “Our thoughts are with our friends over at Loveland Cars and Coffee following the unfortunate accident at their meet today. It sounds as though everyone was okay, and no bystanders were injured. Best wishes to the Loveland C&C organizers and everyone involved, this is absolutely the last thing anyone in the car community wants to see.”
As you can see from the image of the overturned 2019+ Chevy Silverado 1500, the truck’s roof structure is holding shape with the entire weight of the truck on it. This is a testament to the improved safety in modern trucks.
Here are the Roof Strength test results from IIHS.org for the new 2019+ Chevy Silverado 1500.
Here is a video from Mopar300S that shows the incident.