Anaheim, law enforcement officers, reported that two people were killed and another one suffered second-degree burns after engaging in illegal street racing. The event on Saturday, at around 2:00 am, in one of Anaheim’s quiet communities.
Amanda Alvarez, one of Anaheim’s residents, told the reporters about the incident. According to her statements, at the time the accident happened, she was inside the house.
Exiting her home, Alvarez saw a mangled car and several other damaged vehicles in the nearby parking lot. The woman said that one of the vehicles was so damaged, that she was unsure at first if it was indeed a vehicle.
The car and its occupants were identified later when the law enforcement authorities arrived. Police Sergeant Daron Wyatt, of Anaheim’s PD, was on duty when the accident occurred. Wyatt declared for the press that illegal street racing events are quite common in Anaheim.
In addition, the police officer declared that these types of car accidents are quite preventable if the driver applies some common sense to getting behind the wheel.
As for the mangled car, the police’s investigations determined that it was a 2003 Infinity, driven by a 19-years old driver. There were also two more passengers in the vehicle at the time to the accident.
According to their reports, the driver wanting to race the owner of another car (a red sports car according to eye witnesses’ accounts), pushed his muscle car to the limits.
The Police noted that the car must have probably been going 80 to 100 mph at the time of the accident. Due to the excessive speed, the driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a curb. The initial impact projected the vehicle into four cars parked nearby, and then it bounced back on a brick wall before hitting the ground and bursting into flames.
Law enforcement authorities declared that the driver and one of the vehicle’s occupants were killed on impact. The third passenger, a 24-years old male who was sitting in front, suffered second-degree burns on his hands and face after the fuel inside the car’s tank ignited.
At the moment, the Anaheim police department is trying to identify the occupant of the red car who probably fled the scene long before the accident occurred. Sergeant Wyatt said that this accident should serve as a reminder to those thinking about engaging in illegal street racing.
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