Innocent Bystander Killed in Street Race

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, a fiery collision killed one driver and damaged eight vehicles. The accident occurred in South Los Angeles and officials believe that street racing may have been the cause of the collision. The crash took place on W. Manchester Avenue near Broadway.

The innocent bystander killed in the crash was a male driving a Saturn. Unfortunately, the man was hit by a silver Pontiac causing the fiery crash. According to police officials, the driver of the Pontiac survived the crash and fled the scene.

Investigators report that the Pontiac was racing a Dodge Charger that was traveling against traffic. Around the same time the Pontiac crashed into the Saturn, the Dodge Charger slammed into a pickup truck. The driver of both the Dodge and pickup truck were taken to a nearby hospital.

Ultimately, eight cars were damaged in both of the car accidents. One bicyclist was also involved. Overall, three people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries resulting from the street racing car accidents. Los Angeles Police Officials are still searching for clues regarding the driver of the Pontiac and encourage those with information to contact their South Traffic Division.

Prevalence of Street Racing

Today, street racing is glorified by popular films like the Fast and the Furious and various video games. However, this driving practice is highly illegal and leaves many innocent bystanders in harm’s way. Street racing is a clear disregard for public safety and may not only harm the driver, but nearby motorists and pedestrians as well.

The best way to prevent street racing accidents is to refrain from street racing and inform others of the dangers of drag racing. Street racing is not only dangerous, but punishable by fines, criminal charges, penalties, and even imprisonment depending on the situation.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you or someone you know was recently harmed in an accident caused by a street racer, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. With the legal assistance of a personal injury attorney, you may be able to earn a substantial settlement for your pain and suffering caused by a driver taking part in a drag race. Contact us today.