Driver Loses Control of Viper And Wipes Out Taco Bell


A Dodge Viper crashed into a Taco Bell in Laguna Niguel.on Wednesday,

A Dodge Viper crashed into a Taco Bell in Laguna Niguel on Wednesday,

There’s something to be said about there being too much horsepower being made too readily available to untrained drivers. Even those who can afford a Hellcat Challenger or a supercharged Corvette aren’t necessarily able to properly and safely wield that kind of power. (We’ve all seen pictures of half million-dollar supercars wiped out on the side of the road.) One such example of too much horsepower and not enough driving ability happened recently, and sadly it involves two things we love:

Authorities in Laguna Niguel, California are investigating a strange accident involving a bright red Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible that crashed into a Taco Bell restaurant this past Wednesday. The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. at the Taco Bell near the intersection of La Paz Road and Avila Road, said Lt. Chris Hays of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

According to witnesses, the Viper was seen speeding down La Paz Road. It’s unsure if they lost control or someone pulled out in front of the Viper from the near-by mall driveway. The Viper supposedly spun across the grass and jumped the curb before crashing into a drive-through menu board and the front of the restaurant. The crash caused significant damage to the front of the building and totaled the rear end of the Viper.

There were no injuries reported and building inspectors were checking the front of the building on Wednesday evening for structural damage, Hays said.

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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