The messy accident took place in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills and it also involved an Audi A6.
Street racing is always a bad idea, not just because you are exposing yourself to a lot of risks, but also because you are putting in danger the other traffic participants as well as pedestrians. Case in point, the driver of a $305,500-McLaren 650S Spider allegedly involved in a street race had to be rushed over to the hospital following a nasty crash that took place on Tuesday around 4:48 PM in Los Angeles, California. In addition, the driver of a silver Audi A6 that wasn’t street racing had to be hospitalized as well after the McLaren plunged right into it.
According to witnesses, the 650S Spider was doing in excess of 60 mph (96 km/h) and was racing a black Dodge Charger or Challenger prior to the messy crash. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Charles Rodriguez said the man behind the wheel of the Dodge drove off before police arrived at the scene of the impact. The McLaren driver, a man in his 40s, has since been released from the hospital, while the Audi driver in his 60s or 70s has unfortunately suffered serious injuries.
The black Dodge is still on the run and police authorities are doing their best to apprehend the perpetrator. Detective Bill Bustos from the L.A.P.D. says there have been at least eight accidents in the San Fernando Valley so far this year as a consequence of illegal street racing.
Why anyone with a Dodge Charger or Challenger (even the Hellcat version) would want to go head to head with a full-blown McLaren supercar is beyond our understanding, but even so we’re ok with it as long as it takes place on a track. Street racing may be fun in Fast and Furious movies where there’s no one around and the straight lines (and gears) never end, but doing it in real life is just plain stupid.