Thursday, August 13, 2009
Drag racing accident in Fresh Meadows
From Fox 5:
FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y. - An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after the BMW he was riding in crashed during a drag race with a Lexus in Queens.
Police say the drivers- an 18 year old and a 16 year old- were racing on Francis Lewis Boulevard just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
Cops say the 18-year-old driver of the BMW lost control and smashed into parked cars.
The driver, the front seat passenger and the 11 year old were taken to Booth Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the Lexus suffered minor injuries.
A witness tells Fox 5 News reporter Christine Persichette that the Lexus spun around three times before coming to a stop.
The witness added that he was not surprised that a crash occurred because drag racing happens frequently on Francis Lewis Boulevard.