There are people who take part in street racing, and they think that it’s totally harmless. The reality is that if a street race takes place around other people, it will never be harmless. Even if it’s just two people racing with each other, one wrong move could lead to a serious, or fatal, collision.
According to a report from Harris County, a driver is facing charges for his involvement in an alleged street race that left another person dead. The crash took place on Belgold Drive and Cutten Road when a driver traveling at over 100 mph hit the back of a Ford F-150. The F-150 was forced off the road and hit the brick pillar of a nearby building, killing the driver. The driver who was killed was reportedly on his way to work when the other vehicle hit him.
The driver of the Dodge Charger that was speeding was identified as a 30-year-old man who was involved in a race with another Charger at the time. While he faces charges, it’s not clear if his 23-year-old passenger will face any as well. The other driver who had been racing did leave the scene. They could also be held responsible for the accident and injuries if the police are able to identify them.
Car crashes like this are senseless because they did not have to happen. Drivers know the rules of the road and know that speeding can put people at risk. Unfortunately, some drivers are reckless and negligent. Their actions can lead to others’ injuries and deaths. For the people injured and the surviving families of those killed in such crashes, it’s essential to pursue compensation.