Here’s more evidence of how dumb street racing is. This video shows two competitors sitting still on a darkened highway getting ready to launch off. The starter is standing between the two cars when out of nowhere an SUV (claimed to be driven by a “drunk driver”) absolutely plows into the back of the Honda on the right. The impact is massive and it sends both the Honda and the SUV flying out of the frame. The most shocking part of this video is the claim that no one was killed. The guy standing between the two cars would probably be dead 99 out of 100 times and the little hatch-back Honda was reduced to what looks to be about 5 feet of length.
We have no idea if the person who hit this pair of cars was drunk or not, but they had to have been distracted by something. It is pretty tough to miss two cars blocking most of a highway, even at night when you are paying attention to where you are going.
One of those things you never really think about with street racing is not only the risk to the driving public when two jackasses fly down a highway, but also the risk of just setting the race up. A couple years back there was a man who plowed through a crowd of people gathered to watch a street race on a highway. A few of those victims died. Amazingly, that does not seem to be the case with this situation…against all odds!
CAUTION — AUDIBLE SWEAR WORDS!!!!