A Hellcat, which in one hour was totaled in a bad accident, has car lovers everywhere shaking their heads today. The first 2015 Dodge Challenger purchased in Colorado, a new model hotly anticipated by vehicle enthusiasts, was crashed into a tree this week, having had less than 60 minutes on the road. Jobs and Hire News reports this Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, that the driver fortunately was all right following impact, but his green hot rod was not.
With the New Year right around the corner, updated cars for 2015 may be on many people’s minds. A Hellcat one hour totaled story is currently trending this afternoon after police confirmed a brand new Dodge Challenger, the very first to be sold in the state of Colorado, was utterly demolished in a serious crash soon after it left the car dealership. What a sad way to go.
The incident itself occurred shortly after 8 pm earlier this weekend, Canada Journal News adds. A Colorado State Patrol officer mentioned in his report that the Hellcat driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle while driving, getting involved into a crash when he struck a tree off the road. The accident happened less than 60 minutes after the new owner had purchased the 2015 Dodge Challenger.
According to local media outlets, the driver of the Hellcat totaled in an hour was Lance Utley, a 34-year-old man of Winter Par. The Colorado resident apparently had been unable to maintain control of his impressive green ride near Riverdale Road. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the crash. One source says the accident occurred due to “over-correction” near a speed limit sign adjacent to the road that evening.
“The Hellcat may have been in a slight drift. The road is very narrow, but in good condition, well marked, and with a posted 40 MPH speed limit sign. The car started to drift toward the right after the speed limit sign. The driver tried to connect, but the resulting over-correction sent the car across the lane and into a large cottonwood (tree.)”
Thankfully, Utley was not injured in the bad crash, nor were the three other passengers in the car. The 34-year-old Colorado driver is likely banging his head against a broken steering wheel, however, knowing that he unfortunately managed to destroy his new 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat in just 60 minutes from its original purchase. In light of the car accident, Utley is being charged with one count of reckless driving. It is possible that the man’s inexperience with the car, especially its power to reach high speeds at a swift pace, might have contributed to the accident with the tree.
The press release on the Hellcat one hour totaled headline notes that the new 2015 Dodge is one powerhouse of a vehicle. It is slated as quite possibly one of the most powerful and striking cars that Dodge has ever made and is equipped with 707 horsepower and Supercharged HEMI V8, for car lovers out there. There has been a small investigation into the crash launched by local authorities. They hope to determine whether road conditions, weather issues, or speeding might have contributed to the crash. The incident was said to have occurred just several miles from the car dealership.