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2 Dead, 1 Injured in Illegal Street Racing Accident

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver responsible for killing two pedestrians and critically injured a third injured in Los Angeles early Thursday morning.

About the Street Racing Accident

According to ABC 7 News, the incident occurred in a residential area of Chatsworth around 2:30 am.

Police said all three pedestrians were watching an illegal street race between two cars when one of the vehicles, a Ford Mustang, lost control, ran onto the sidewalk, and struck the three pedestrians.

The impact was so great that one of the pedestrians was thrown into the air and landed in a nearby parking lot.

The surviving victim was rushed to an area hospital where they were listed in critical condition.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people were killed in auto accidents in 2012, marking a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.


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