Three Cars Wrecked After Drivers Race In The Streets Of Park Slope
While California is probably the best-known location for street racing, thanks to film franchises like The Fast and The Furious, it is a nationwide concern. In New York, boroughs like Queens and the Bronx are a haven for those who like to test out their modified cars in illegal street races. Another spot in Long Island along Review Avenue has been a hot spot for street racing for the past 30 years. Speed bumps have since been deployed on the stretch of roadway that was popular for racers, but they have ways to get around them. Sadly, when accidents happen, it is often not the drivers of the racing cars that are hurt or killed.
The New York Post reports that video captured the moments before racing vehicles crashed in Park Slope.
The accident happened on Thursday night at around 11:40 P.M. between 5th and 6th Streets in Park Slope.
The two vehicles caught on video were a black sedan and what looked like a white Mustang. They were speeding down the roadway in an area where the speed limit is 25 m.p.h.
The woman who captured the video did not wish to be named, but she said, “People like to race around here.”
The two vehicles crashed moments after the video was captured and then slammed into three parked cars a few blocks away.
One of the victims came out of a bar and began yelling at the other drivers about his wrecked car. Police arrived shortly after to clear the streets.
Five people were taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment of injuries.