Street racing isn’t particularly common here (though there are plenty of speeders on the interstates!) but it does happen. Street racing is very dangerous. It puts everyone on the road at risk, even if they’re just sitting on some nearby stairs.
That’s what happened to some children when they got hit by a street racer recently. Two children were hospitalized after that accident. They were sitting on the steps of the Perfect Church at the intersection of McDaniel and Ralph David Abernathy using the church’s wifi connection. Video captured the horrific accident. Two cars came racing around the corner. One of them lost control and plowed into the children. The driver of the wrecked car jumped out of his vehicle, got into the other car, and drove off.
The children reported that he had a gun, but didn’t threaten them with it. A 15-year-old and a 7-year old were taken to the hospital. One lucky bike rider passed by the group just prior to the accident.
If the police find the racers, they will be in some serious trouble. Not only will they be open to criminal charges, but also to civil penalties. If you have been injured by a hit and run driver, seek legal assistance from a skilled personal injury attorney. If you live in Atlanta, the attorney to call is John Foy. He isn’t called “The Strong Arm” for nothing!