LOS ANGELES – Car racing is done on a racing track not on the streets. Police are searching for looking two drivers who decided to make the street a racing circuit that culminated in a fiery crash last Monday at Boyle Heights.
The mishap happened just after midnight at block 2700 of Washington Boulevard near Soto Street.
According to the police, one of the vehicles participating in the street race was SUV Chevy Tahoe. This vehicle was not even owned by the driver but stolen the night before. The SUV and a Corvette had their deadly race; they collided with the Chevy bursting into flame.
Both racers fled the scene.
When firefighters reached the scene, they found the SUV and a Corvette fully burning, but no drivers were in sight. The police continued their search for the two drivers involved in the fiery race at Boyle Heights.
Authorities reported that they received a call around midnight informing them of street racing and some vehicles doing havoc on the street. At about 12:18 in the morning, the fire department received a call of two vehicles on fire. It was a few minutes later that a report was made to the police that the SUV was a stolen car.
Witnesses said they saw about 50 parked cars in the racing area where the activity had allegedly been going on.
Police assumed that the 2 racers were picked up but there was no witness to identify them. There was also no report coming from the hospital of injured people.
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