Car Nation

Join Newsday's car culture discussion.

Monte Carlo damages GM headquarters

U.S. flags are shown outside of General Motors

U.S. flags are shown outside of General Motors world headquarters in a Detroit (April 18, 2006). (Credit: AP Photo)

General Motors headquarters is accustomed to pumping out automotive designs. But according to car blog Jalopnik, one design came home on Sunday - a sixth generation Monte Carlo burst through a set of revolving doors "like a rock" at GM's Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

The facade suffered a broken door and some smashed glass panels, but the incident began with a slight tap on the glass. Those on scene reported that the driver of the Monte Carlo, a 26 year-old man, bumped one of the building's glass panels while trying to make a u-turn in the Renaissance Center's circular driveway. The panel cracked, and GM security asked the driver to wait for Detroit cops to arrive and file a police report.

However, the driver's temper boiled while authorities were en route - a witness claimed that the driver told GM security that he "may as well drive right through [the building]" if he was going to be arrested anyway.

Police arrived soon after and took the driver into custody. GM has yet to issue a statement about the incident, but work crews did repair the damaged portions before the afternoon ended.
 

Tags: GM , Chevrolet , accidents , Monte Carlo

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Optimum AutosClassifieds

Search cars



Build a car



advertisement | advertise on newsday