yes, they are lucky indeed.not only is he stupid enough to street race, but does it with his son in the car! Wow....
Fortunantly they look to be OK but this could of been so much worse......
Wow, what a pile-on.
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But seriously, what really happened?
Guy was pushing his lotus a bit, in the vicinity of a Porsche. I doubt they were racing, just going fast. He hit some gravel or went to fast into a turn, back end came out, overcorrected and hit a car head on.
How many videos have we seen of "group drives" in the country. Some of crashes. You can bet if anyone was hurt, every one of those drives would be called "street racing" by the authorities.
There is no real evidence he was racing, the news is sensationalizing it to some degree because there were two cars driving together is all we really know.
In the end, doesn't matter if he was really racing or not. He crashed while breaking the speed limit in the vicinity of another car. That is legally street racing, and something probably everyone on this board has done.
So, if you go around a blind turn and hit gravel, you damn well better know what you are doing. He may well have been going way too damn fast, I don't know. The fact they survived a head on leads me to believe their speeds were lower than the report would have you believe.
So, no idea if he was racing or wasn't, but calling any accident with a sportscar "street racing" is becoming the rule rather than the exception.
++The article was OMGSTREETRACINGWHOWILLTHINKOFTHEKIDS
ksl.com - 2 injured in car race up Big Cottonwood CanyonAbout two hours after the crash, the white Porsche the Lotus was following up the canyon came back to the scene. Investigators questioned the driver, who had a 4-year-old child with him at the time of the crash.
"He did say he was in proximity to the actual crash but denied any involvement in racing, or anything like that," Hutson said.