|A street-racing vehicle crashed into an apartment patio in Anaheim on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.|
Saturday, December 10, 2016
THE PERILS OF STREET RACING, December 10, 2016
Two people died after their vehicle that was street racing crashed into an Anaheim apartment patio and burst into flames early Saturday morning.
The crash was reported just before 2 a.m., said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department
Two vehicles were street racing on Ball Road when one of the vehicles lost control, sheared a light pole, jumped a curb and collided into at least five parked cars, Wyatt said. It rolled over a couple of times before it crashed into the patio and burst into flames.
Two people inside of the vehicle died at the scene, and a third person was taken to the hospital in critical condition, Wyatt said. It is unknown if the third person was ejected from the vehicle or if he escaped the vehicle
A family at the apartment was displaced after the crash and fire destroyed the patio and damaged the rear of the unit.
The second vehicle that was street racing -- described by witnesses as a red sports car or a Mustang or Camaro -- fled from the scene, Wyatt said. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or submit through www.occrimestoppers.org.