This was posted over on the 356 Registry, but I thought you guys should see as it serves a good lesson. It's stuff like this that makes me sick. People were hurt (could have been a lot worse) and a beautiful car that's been around for 45+ years is now gone, all because someone was not paying attention.
Below is the story as the owner put it. Keep in mind they were driving back to Napa from a 356 meet in Park City. Almost made it too..
Here are a few pics, more can be seen in the thread HEREFirst...my wife is OK. Second...I am OK. We are a bit bruised but required no medical assistance.
The car is another story. It is a total loss after a 70mph impact from a 2003 Mazda sedan that was being driven by a kid(maybe 20) with 3 other kids in the car. We were stopped for construction on I80. I saw him coming and started to use the medial grass to my left to avoid impact, I was stopped, I selected first gear. turned left and patched out but did so just a little too late. I don't think the outcome would have been good if we had been sandwiched between the Mazda and the Toyota that he also hit. The toyota was pushed into a Ford pickup...all were stopped at impact. Because I was attempting to escape, the glancing blow to our right rear spun our car 180* and put the right side of the car into the guard rail. I don't know what the kid was doing since all lanes were stopped and visibility allowed us to be seen a half mile away. You just can't adjust for stupid.