Many fans and viewers still find enjoyment and thrill in watching the newest Fast & Furious movie to hit the big screen. After making six Fast & Furious movies, the car chases, fight scenes and racing never seem to amaze moviegoers. In the movies, they tend to romanticize street racing by making it look easy with minimal consequences. In reality, running a red light or driving 100 plus mph down the wrong way of the freeway seldom produces minimal consequences. Recently two California men raced through an intersection at a high rate of speed only to crash into another vehicle causing several serious injuries and multiple fatalities.
According to a witness, a sedan and truck were racing though an intersection at speeds above 90 mph when one of them collided into another vehicle sending the truck into a bus stop filled with three pedestrians. In the aftermath, four people were seriously hurt and two were killed including a 19-year-old pedestrian and one of the drivers involved in the crash. Road rage and excessive speeding are both possible causing factors in the car accident. Police are continuing to investigate. No charges have been filed at this time.
Racing a motor vehicle at high speeds is generally illegal unless it is done in a controlled environment such as a racetrack or a private residence. Speeding through US roads and Highways is illegal and punishable by the law. Individuals who chose to excessively speed not only put themselves in danger but other drivers as well. When someone causes an accident from speeding, they may be responsible for all the injuries or death associated with the car accident.
California is home to millions of drivers, many of whom speed on a regular basis. Victims who have suffered a serious injury or death from a car accident may receive compensation for their damages. An attorney can provide additional advice to those individuals in need.
Source: NBC Southern California, "Two Killed, Four Injured in Possible 'Road Rage' Crash at Bus Stop," Johathan Lloyd, Nyree Arabian and Lolita Lopex, July 4, 2013