Drag Racers Crash In Lincoln Tunnel, Father And Son Arrested
The New York Daily News reports that father and son drag racers have been charged in a crash that occurred in the Lincoln Tunnel.
At about 10 p.m. on February 9th, Fred Ordine and his son Chadwick Quinones were drag racing inside the tunnel’s Manhattan-bound tube. Quinones lost control of his vehicle.
The 25-year-old Quinones posted a dashcam video of him and his father racing neck-and-neck. Just as Quinones’ black Chevrolet Corvette passed his father’s yellow Corvette, he crashed into a car on his left. His vehicle then bounced off the right wall of the tunnel and hit an SUV on his left before spinning out.
The father and son duo left the scene of the accident. About an hour and forty minutes later, they returned to the scene and Quinones admitted to causing the accident. After police reviewed the video, both men were arrested. They have been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Street racing is illegal in New York. Despite the laws against such activities, movies like the Fast and the Furious franchise and video games have made it a popular hobby. Drag races are generally short, but when crashes occur, they can cause long-term damage. Injuries can include broken bones, cuts, bruises, nerve damage, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries. People involved in the accident like drivers and passengers can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The high speeds at which drag racing occurs also makes for the perfect opportunity to lose control of the vehicle, causing rollover accidents.