A 5-year-old child was injured after a street-racing accident at Fresno Street and Normal Avenue on Thursday evening, August 19.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident transpired at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Fresno Street and Normal Avenue.
Two vehicles were racing on the southbound lanes when one of them lost control and struck a third vehicle that was pulling out of the street.
Children were inside one of the vehicles. A 5-year-old child inside one of the cars was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.
Information about the crash is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Street-Racing Accident Statistics
Speed limits serve a crucial purpose. There’s no arguing that speeding is unsafe. However, excessive speeds can lead to fatalities in only milliseconds, possibly killing innocent motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Speed is usually a major contributing factor in fatal car accidents. The severity of injuries sustained in any car accident increases with speed.
There were 149 568 fatal crashes, 315 (0.21 percent) of which involved street racing and resulted in 399 fatalities. Compared to other fatal crashes, street racing fatal crashes were more likely to occur on urban roadways and nearly six times more likely to occur at travel speeds of 65 mph.
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