Pine Lawn Man Killed in Alleged St. Louis Street Race
Posted on October 1st, 2012 by Zane Cagle
Alleged street buy paroxetine 20mg racing has claimed the life of yet another victim this weekend. A 24 yr old Pine Lawn man was allegedly racing his car along North Broadway near Hempstead Street late Sunday night when he crashed into a concrete pillar. The crash occurred around midnight Sunday and the young man died at the scene. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that witnessed said the young man was speeding when he appeared to lose control and crash.
The St. Louis Police Department’s accident reconstructionist are investigating the accident including determination of whether or not there was a second car involved in the crash. So far, investigators say there is no evidence of a second car contributing to the crash. According to family, the young man had indicated earlier that he was going to Hall Street where they have the car races.
Street racing has been a dangerous activity in past months and has been the topic of our blog on several occasions. Street racing is often glorified in movies and television shows, however, it can be very tragic. I have blogged frequently about participants in street races being injured or killed as well as the young people that keep time, start the races and even bystanders. Street racing is not an organized event like Nascar and participants do not take any of the same safety precautions. Teenagers are not professional drivers and should not ever be street racing.
Deaths from street racing are exceptionally tragic because they are completely unavoidable.
A particular danger in street racing are for the other drivers on the road who are unaware of the street race. Gateway Motor Sports Park hosted a legal street racing event in May that allowed for novice street racers the opportunity to race their cars in a more controlled environement. they attempted to give anyone looking for a chance to try out their racing skills in a more safe and legal way. See video for Gateway Street racing At The Cagle Law Firm, we applaud efforts such as these to focus the energies of young street racers who have the itch to race. Street racing is illegal for obvious reasons such as in the tragedy that occured this last weekend. St. Louis has lost too man young people to street racing and young people have suffered far too many seriuos injuires as well. If you are looking for a opportunity to showcase your car and engage in car racing, we encourage that you explore legal ways of doing so.
If you have been in an auto accident and are not sure if you have a claim or if you need legal representation, then you need to call a personal injury attorney for a free consultation. Consultations are always free at The Cagle Law Firm. We blog for the intent to increase awareness of safety practices for all drivers and to raise awareness of factors that cause injuries. You can reach Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm any day of the week at any time by calling 1(314) 276-1681