Police were summoned to the GM&O building in Mobile early Sept. 13 in response to reports that a red Corvette had run into the sign identifying the landmark. According to witnesses, the car pulled out of a gas station at the intersection of Beauregard and North Water streets shortly before the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The sports car drove over the curb and crashed into the brick sign. The driver was unhurt, but a man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were not described in the news source. No information about the identities of the individuals involved in the accident was included in the report.