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Illegal Street Racing is the Cause of a Devastating Denver Car Crash

Published: April 28, 2011 414 3:41 am

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According to News First 5, a serious Denver car accident occurred Friday, April 15, 2011 at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Constitution Avenue due to street racing. Officers say the driver of a 1997 Dodge viper was racing with a Subaru STI when he lost control of his car, hit the curb, and crashed into a boulder near the Sinclair gas station. It took emergency workers about an hour to get the man out of the car; both he and his 28 year old female passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Subaru left the scene; the driver of the Viper faces felony charges. Police say that they do not believe that drinking played a part in the Denver car accident.

Street racing is not only illegal, but it is also extremely dangerous. It puts the lives of pedestrians as well as other Denver-Aurora drivers at risk. In 2001, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that police listed street racing as a factor in 135 fatal crashes.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Denver car accident due to another driver’s recklessness or carelessness, you need to contact a Denver car accident lawyer immediately. Denver car accident attorney, Gregory Gold can help you claim reimbursement for injuries, personal property damage, lost wages, and more. Contact Gregory Gold at the Gold Law Firm today for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION—(303)694-4653.