Tense moments as rescue crews pull a man out of his mangled Mustang following a high speed crash on Baldwin. In all, four vehicles were involved and two people were hospitalized. They are expected to be okay.
Witnesses say it all started with two sports cars racing each other. As the two cars zoomed down Baldwin Tuesday morning, police say an 83-year old driver trying to cross the street pulled out in front of the two speeders causing the chain reaction crash. Our camera captured the moments as fire fighters climbed onto the black Mustang to rescue its trapped driver.
The vehicle was wrapped around a light pole. The man was eventually freed and put into the back of an ambulance. The driver of the second speeding car, a red Corvette, wasn't injured, but his car was banged and busted.
A third vehicle, a truck, received some minor damage. The 83-year old at-fault driver who was in a mini-van was taken to the hospital to get checked out. We spoke with one woman who lives at a home near the accident scene.
"That's what I think about to, made me nervous, still shaking, right there. If we didn't have a fence, then come through here more worse could of happened," says Rosie Garcia.
Police don't know how fast the two sports cars were going when the accident happened. Residents say speeding on that stretch of road has become a constant problem. Police say a high speed crash like this one could happen anywhere in the city.
Police say there will be three tickets handed out, one for the 83-year old man who didn't yield at the stop sign and two for the two drivers in the sports cars who were apparently going way too fast.
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