In 1967, GM launched the Chevrolet Camaro, a direct competitor to Ford’s pony car the Mustang. While the original Camaro never enjoyed the sales success of the Mustang, hundreds of thousands were still sold after it was launched. Today classic Camaros are valued and prized by their owners, most of whom are older gentlemen who get their need for speed sated at the trace track.
The Sun-Sentinal reports that this past weekend a 59-year-old Florida man lost control of his Camaro while going around a corner and wound up crashing into a nearby family’s pool.
Sherman Holland was out for a drive enjoying his ‘67 Camaro when, according to accident reports, Sherman “…rounded a corner when it veered off the road, skidded across the grass…” before crashing through a fence, a patio enclosure, and eventually the Aguilera family pool. Sherman was unhurt and nobody was home at the time of the accident.
Police estimate that Sherman was going at least 65 mph in a 30 mph zone, which led to the accident. Sherman was reportedly very “humble” and apologetic about the whole incident. Insurance adjusters estimate it will cost at least $50,000 to repair the Aguilera family’s pool and home. Sherman’s Camaro is most likely a total loss, which is a shame, because he easily had $50,000 if not more into that Camaro.
Keep it to the track guys, or else the next story we write might be about you.