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Street Race Smashup Sends 2 Women to Hospital With Serious Head Injuries

Police are hunting a second car that fled the scene.

Two women suffered serious head injuries in a collision in Chatsworth Wednesday that police believe may have involved street racing.

The car the two women were in hit a curb, a pole and a tree before coming to rest on the street, said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Cameron Dunnet, watch commander of the Valley Traffic Division. The crash also knocked down a 10-foot section of block wall.

The collision took place about 4:15 p.m. where Corbin Avenue curves on a downhill slope near Hiawatha Street, north of Devonshire Street.

  • Firefighters Extricate Two at Chatsworth Crash Scene

Firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to pry the women from the vehicle. The victims were taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center for treatment, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"We are also looking for another vehicle that fled the scene after the accident," Dunnet said. "Witnesses told us that the two cars were racing and we want to talk to the driver about leaving the scene of an accident."

The second driver would likely be cited for hit-and-run and could face additional charges if it is proven that street racing was involved in the collision, Dunnet said.

Anyone with information on the collision was asked to call the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8000.

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Zookeeper91326 October 13, 2012 at 02:51 PM
CORRECTION: Democrat Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing drivers licenses for illegal aliens/"undocumented immigrants.". DEMOCRAT MAJORITY L.A.City council approved NOT impounding vehicles of drivers without drivers licenses. MOST hit-and-run accidents are perpetrated by unlicensed drivers: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/11/report-illegal-drivers-behind-high-hit-and-run-rate-in-la/ “In Los Angeles in terms of hit-and-runs, it’s way outside the norm,” said Rosenberg. “On a national level, there’s about 11 percent of traffic collisions end up being hit-and-runs…in Los Angeles, it’s 50 percent.” Rosenberg, whose son was killed by an unlicensed driver in November 2010, said the actual number of hit-and-run accidents by unlicensed drivers may be much higher because the LAPD does not take a report if no one is injured. “You’ve got a very high concentrated population of illegal aliens in Los Angeles; they drive,” he said. “Matter of fact, the police chief actually encourages them to drive as long as they buy insurance.”
Don Jagg October 13, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Thanks for the article. It was an interesting read. What does it have to do with this incident? It's pretty obvious to most of us that unlicensed illegal aliens were not street racing expensive cars down Corbin. I'm almost certain that we will find that the hit and run driver is young and scared, had just made the worse decision in his life and followed it up with the second worse decision. The fact is, there are a lot of unsafe drivers out there, mostly young, who don't understand that their world could get turned upside down in a blink of the eye. That is the lesson that needs to learned from this incident, not that Brown and Villa are world class idiots. As far as licensing, that started when the President created a new class of qusai-citizen. The illegal with privileges. "One Bill" Gil Cededa finally got his foot in the door.
Zookeeper91326 October 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM
My last post was in referance to previous posts in this thread, Don Jagg.
Zookeeper91326 October 13, 2012 at 05:08 PM
(E.g. Hit-and-run accidents)
Maureen Barrett October 14, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Don, I'm pretty sure you and I are in the same boat with mostly deserted streets off the beaten path late at night. These guys bring their cars up here and just open them up, going as fast as possible four or five times up and back, always blowing the stop sign at Canoga & Rinaldi and with no concern for those of us who live here. It's all fun and games for the idiots until somebody blows a tire and ends up going through a house. Wh do we need to talk to to have the VST (volunteer surveillance team) the LAPD sends out. They just park, wait and get stuff on video...maybe then they will have more patrol cars in these areas, workload permitting.

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