Three People Were Killed In A Possible Street Race Crash

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A possible street race is to blame for the death of two teenage girls and one driver in Pennsylvania, according to NBC Philadelphia. Christopher Bloomfield was driving an estimated 75 MPH when he crashed his 2007 Acura into a tree in Bustleton. The section of road in question has a speed limit of 35 MPH.

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Video evidence shows another car driving near the Acura shortly before the crash. It’s unclear whether the two cars were racing, but at speeds exceeding 40 miles over the limit, it seems like a safe assumption. Investigators are seeking the drivers of the other car to provide any information about the crash.

Bloomfield walked away from the crash. His teenage passengers were not so lucky. Sabrina Rhoads and Yvette Gonzalez were ejected from the car and killed at the scene, as was 20-year-old bystander Felip Hernandez of New Jersey. Another teenage passenger, Bagdon Arutyunov, was ejected from the vehicle and remains in critical condition. It is believed the victims were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

(via NBC Philadelphia)


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DISCUSSION

but at speeds exceeding 40 miles over the limit, it seems like a safe assumption.

1 - There’s no evidence this was street racing. At least none in this article.

2 - Teens with fast cars are dumb.

3 - Tree’s are unforgiving.

Most of us drive over the speed limits. Even writers for this site have been known to go 40 Mph or more over the limit while not street racing.

Basically this news story says “Some kids were driving fast and some other car was on the road with them, then they hit a tree”. Street racing is racing. If me and my buddy are hustling down the road at 100 mph, that ain’t street racing.

Most of you car enthusiasts are pretty quick to judge other people doing things you’ve probably done yourself. If I was going to blame any one factor, it would be the shitty license requirements here in the US. Basically, if you have a pulse, you can drive a 3500 lb weapon with next to no training. We have crappy inspections typically too (those states that actually have vehicle inspections) with all sorts of unsafe heaps on the road.