Driver Crashes a 1971 Corvette Into a River in Maine...And it's Not His
You know you're not having a particularly good day when your 1971 Corvette drives off the road and into a river. But according to a report from WCVB in Boston, that's just where Phillip G. Aleo's day started going bad. The 56-year-old resident of Malden, Massachusetts was cruising around in this 1971 Corvette in the southern Maine seaside town of Wells, about an hour south of Portland. For some reason, it ended up in the Ogunquit River. It's bad enough when you have to call your insurance company to report such damage, but Aleo had another phone call to make: To his friend Thomas Breen of Billerica, Massachusetts, who loaned Aleo the car for the weekend. The police suggested that the car was worth about $20,000. PHOTOS: See More of a (Dry) Corvette Stingray A few specifics make this a particularly unfortunate crash for the friends: First of all, the Ogunquit River is a 9.8-mile long waterway filled with nothing but seawater. Be on the lookout for Craigslist ads in New England offering a '71 Corvette with "slight water damage."
Second, it would be one thing to have to call and explain that you were pushing your buddy's Corvette to 10/10ths and somehow missed a hairpin turn while leaving an Alfa Romeo in the dust. But if you check out Google Maps, you'll note that Bourne Ave. -- where the accident took place -- looks like it was laid out with two stakes and a mile of construction twine. There isn't a straighter stretch of asphalt in all of New England.
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Image Source: Wells Police