Street racing is a problem in Atlanta. Usually, it is motorcycles weaving in and out on I-285, but it sometimes happens on Atlanta streets. The appeal of going fast can hit anyone, as shown in this news story from Fox 5 Atlanta.
The son of a former police chief is now undergoing surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. The reason, according to police, is street racing. The driver lost control of their vehicle and hit a wall on Peachtree Street.
The passenger in the car with him at the time died on impact. Both drivers have been charged with serious crimes, including first degree vehicular homicide and racing. This may also be the end of a career for the driver that crashed. He was an off-duty cop at the time of the accident.
There are several tracks in and around Atlanta where people can get a speed fix, from simple go-cart tracks to full professional circuits. But driving recklessly on public streets is not the way to do it. Even if the roads were completely empty, the streets are not designed for high-speed racing. One curve taken too fast and you could crash just like what happened here. Add in parked cars and pedestrians and you have a recipe for disaster.
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