2 Hurt in Street-Racing Crash on Highway 29 near Vallejo
VALLEJO, CA (February 9, 2021) — Two people suffered injuries in a car crash on Highway 29 Saturday January 16 near Vallejo.
Based on reports from the California Highway Patrol, a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling westbound on Highway 37 at a high rate of speed. It was reportedly engaged in a race with a purple Dodge Charger and was going at over 120 miles per hour.
Approaching Highway 29, the driver of the Corvette lost control, causing the vehicle to slam into a concrete barrier. The car subsequently caught fire after impact.
Emergency responders found the Corvette engulfed in flames, and immediately removed two people from the vehicle.
The driver of the Corvette, a 34-year old man from Fairfield, suffered major life-threatening injuries. The passenger, meanwhile, sustained minor injuries. The CHP said both occupants had their seat belts on at the time of the crash.
This incident remains under investigation.
By its nature, street racing is highly dangerous. Operating a vehicle at extreme speeds greatly decreases your reaction and judgment times. It can also lead to mechanical failures that can result in devastating accidents. Furthermore, losing control of your vehicle on a road with barriers or walls can be fatal.
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