VEHICLE COVERED: 1967 Pontiac GTO
WHAT WENT WRONG: Out for a leisurely drive in their beloved GTO, a West Coast couple was traveling the speed limit in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane when a male driver in a Dodge Durango sped past them, swerved into their lane and slammed on his brakes. The driver of the Goat lost control of his car while trying to avoid the Durango, hit the guard rail, flipped and skidded across four lanes of traffic upside down before coming to a stop. The couple was uninjured – and, surprisingly, the GTO didn’t hit any other cars – but the Pontiac that they restored themselves 10 years before could not be saved.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2011/07/07/Just-pull-over