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Road racer hits truck, rock wall

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on July 21, 2012 at 10:52 am with 8 Comments »
July 21, 2012 10:52 am

A Tacoma driver and his passenger were seriously injured early Saturday morning when their car ricocheted off a fully loaded semi truck and then hit a rock wall.

About 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the truck onto S. Orchard Street.

Witnesses said the accident began at approximately 1 a.m. when two cars were racing southbound on Orchard, with speeds estimated at more than 80 mph.

The driver of one of the cars lost control of his vehicle in the 4400 block of Orchard, striking the west curb with the rear wheel on the passenger’s side.

The tire deflated and the car fish-tailed across the centerline, striking the loaded truck, which was headed in the opposite direction.

The car continued another 30 feet, police said, and then hit a rock wall.

The driver of the car and his passenger both sustained significant injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

The driver of the car was arrested for vehicular assault.

A hazardous materials team from Tacoma Public Works responded to control the diesel spill, police said.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. MrCarleone says:

    Once again, the taxpayers will be picking up the costs for this selfish garbage !

  2. Was the rock wall okay?!

  3. I live by a major intersection in Puyallup. Squealing tires,
    booming stereos and racing engines all day and night.
    If there were justice there would be canings of the car dealers.

  4. Alinup: Was it car dealers doing the racing? If not, your logic baffles me. Why not cane the doctors who delivered the two racers?

  5. interWOLFone says:

    I am sick to DEATH of these little creeps. Alinup…if there was any justice these idiots who are living their computer game raceway fantasies on our public streets and roadways should be publicly caned. Cane them and televise it on Pay-per-view. THAT would raise a little revenue for the state.

  6. interWOLFone says:

    @j666laz…Alinup is one of those individuals who has an unreasoning and irrational hatred of automobiles. In Alinup’s opinion, the automobile is evil, and should be completely eliminated. I’ve often asked Alinup what his/her (have no idea of Alinup’s gender) mode of transporation is, but thus far no answer.

  7. Irritated says:

    Lol@ Alinup! That’s a pretty dumb comment. I bet we should put gun shops on trial when people get shot too, right? After all, man good, machine bad.

  8. Regfool2 says:

    Fortunately, this time, they didn’t take out innocent drivers with them. The riders on the crotch rockets are even worse – weaving in and out of traffic, speeding and scaring folks to death. Narcissistic to the nth degree.

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