PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two teenagers suffered serious injuries Wednesday when their 2001 Corvette slammed into a guardrail along I-75 South in Pasco County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old man from Spring Hill was behind the wheel of the black Chevrolet Corvette traveling south on I-75 near Overpass Road. In the passenger seat — an 18-year-old girl, also from Spring Hill.
Troopers say the two was traveling at a “high rate of speed” when the driver lost control of the sports car which swerved to the inside shoulder, struck a guard rail, and slid across three southbound lanes before coming to rest on the west shoulder.
Pictures from the scene show what was left of the car’s engine tangled in the median guard rail. Tires, body panels, and other parts were strewn about the roadway.
Both occupants were airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. They were both wearing a seatbelt.
All lanes of I-75 South were temporarily closed as crews cleared the wreck. All lanes were later reopened.