Orange County Auto Accident Kills Laguna Woman in Corvette Test Drive

A 29-year old woman from Laguna Hills was killed in a fatal Orange County car accident on February 17, 2010 when the Corvette she was driving crashed into a tree on Mill Creek Drive just south of Lake Forest Drive in Lake Forest. The accident took place at around 8:15 a.m.

The deceased, Amy Thomas, was taking a prospective buyer out for a test-drive when she lost control of the gray 2003 Corvette near 23016 Mill Creek Dr. in Laguna Hills. The car skidded sideways, its driver’s side door slamming into a tree. The car then apparently spun around before banging into another tree 20 feet onward. Afterward, the driver’s side door of the Corvette was dangling from a hinge, the windshield was shattered, the roof bulged upward and the front end showed damage. The passenger of the car was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo to be treated for cuts and chest pain.
Our office wishes to convey our sincere prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Amy Thomas. It is unclear why this car accident occurred, but it sounds like a truly tragic and horrific crash. It would be interesting to determine whether this accident was caused by any mechanical defect or malfunction. There does not appear to be any reason why Ms. Thomas, a Corvette salesperson, would be racing or driving recklessly in the vehicle.

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