Insane sick street racing accident The headlines said 8 dead but if you count up the bodies of 7 died at the scene and 1 died in the hospital. This happened Saturday in Accokeek, MD at 3:40 AM
This story below really makes me say WTF? I have so many issues with these people who insist on putting unsusspecting drivers at risk just to race in the streets. People at 4AM may be driving home from work, but they should not be driving to their own executions.
Another question is about the people there, one of the witnesses states that her father died because she only had time to grab her child and move out of the way and not her father… again.. WTF!
It is 3:40 AM, why are you idiots having a family picnic in the middle of the freeway with your entire family, kids included. Why would any parent have a child standing in the middle of a freeway at 4 AM?
I have watche Brittney Spears get railroaded for minor offences regarding her children. It makes me sick that no body is even asking why kids are playing in the middle of a highway at 4AM. These people are not victims, they caused the deadly crash by partying in the freeway. I hear about street racing accidents weekly and unfortunately, many times the unknowing driver is the one who dies.
What makes me even sicker, is that these fools are trying to pin the blame on the driver who had no idea people were standing in the freeway or there was street racing going on… again.. WTF?
When will these fools ever learn that racing is done at a track for a reason. I think the police should arrest everyone of the surviving fools and charge them with manslaughter because without the giant “family” crowds at 3:40 AM, there would be no street drag racing.
ACCOKEEK, Md. – A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing eight people and injuring at least five, police said.
Police said the white sedan was not involved in the street race but accidentally drove into the crowd of about 50 people that had spilled onto the highway to watch two racing cars speed off.
“There were just bodies everywhere; it was horrible,” said Crystal Gaines, 27, whose father was among the dead.
Gaines said she grabbed her child but could not help her father, William Gaines Sr., 61.
“He wasn’t breathing, he wasn’t moving,” she said. “His body was in pieces.” Gaines said the car did not have its lights on, but police could not confirm that.
The white sedan hit people standing on the side of Route 210 around 3:40 a.m., Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Clinton Copeland said. A tractor-trailer that came by shortly afterward may also have struck someone on the road as it tried to avoid the crash, he said.
“It’s probably one of the worst scenes I’ve seen,” Copeland said. “This is a situation that could have been avoided, and it’s a very tragic situation.”
The victims ranged in age from their 20s to 60s, police said. Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene, and an eighth died later at a hospital.
Hours after the accident on the divided highway in Accokeek, bodies covered in white sheets were scattered along what police were calling a 200-yard crime scene. Some were in the road, while others were on the shoulder.
The sedan came to a rest on an embankment about 150 feet from where the crowd had been. It had a crumpled front and hood, and the roof had partially collapsed.
The driver of the white sedan had been interviewed and did not appear to be seriously hurt, Police Capt. Donald Frick said. Police said a body found in the car was one of the spectators and not a passenger as they had previously reported.
The crowd then moved into the road to watch the cars drive away. The combination of the smoke and the dark morning likely meant the driver of the approaching white sedan could not see the crowd. No charges were pending.