She was fortunately uninjured.
I feel a little less sorry for her due to the lame-o licence plate.
From vwvortex forums.
It's great that she was okay but I'd be interested to know how tall she was. It looks like the top of the car just caved in completely. If I were in there I'm betting my big ass would be paralyzed/decapitated.
The driver is a member of the solstice forum.
So it was me who flipped their Solstice on the Tail of the Dragon.
One correction to the reported incident - it was not raining at the time of the wreck - although I did get drenched by a brief thunderstorm as I waited for the wrecker to come and haul away my car.
As far as a description of the incident, I was coming up on a left hand curve on the Dragon and took the curve too wide. My right tires went off the pavement into the gravel along the side of the road. Unfortunately, I was unable to get my wheels back onto the road, and the car headed down into a slight ditch and up a sharp incline, which rolled the car over.
When the car came to rest, I was conscious and generally uninjured, but my left forearm was pinned between the top of the headrest and the ground. Luckily for me, a fellow Solstice owner was driving along behind me, and several motortcylists also stopped to help out. After a few moments of panic where I tried to dig the dirt out from around my trapped arm, a group of volunteer helpers gathered around to lift the side of the car up enough so that I could pull my arm out. Once I was unstuck, I was able to crawl free through the passenger door, which my rescuers were able to pull open.
I am amazingly uninjured, other than a little swelling and tenderness in the arm that was pinned. But no broken bones, head trauma, etc. Hardly even any scratches or bruises. My Baby was sacrificied, but gave its life to keep me safe. These cars are just amazing in how well they are designed to save us from injury.
Pictures probably give a better idea of the terrain, so here are a few for those who can handle it...
I'm sure it will be a few weeks before I straighten out the insurance paperwork and get a replacement car. I'll keep you all updated on the status. I will definitely be buying another Solstice, just need to decide if I will get another 2.4L or move up to a GXP.
She bought another new one a few days later.
Well, I stopped by the dealer yesterday to talk to them about replacing my wrecked Solstice some day "soon"......
and ended up driving off the lot with a new GXP!
Now I know some of you probably think I'm crazy for jumping up to a GXP, and less than a week after my accident no less, but I just figure it was fate - the GXP was the only Sly the dealer had on the lot - and I was able to get a good deal on it, considering.
List Price $31,509
negotiated - $618 off list
Pontiac Loyalty Rebate - $750 (only good til July 9th)
GM Card Earnings - $435
Final Price (before tax, title and fees) = $29,706
Which comes out to just over $1800 bucks off of a GXP. Maybe someone else could have done better, but I think I did okay.