Possible Drag Racing Accident Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damage - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/13/08

Possible Drag Racing Accident Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damage

Police say they are investigating a drag racing accident that caused more than $10,000 of damage.

Just before noon Wednesday police say two vehicles were speeding Northbound on Avenue Q when they lost control, hitting a building and two cars.  

We are told one of the cars reached speeds of 95 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour speed zone.

"One of the witness said they thought they were racing. One of the speedometers on the cars was stuck at 95 miles per hour," Russ Swim, Vice President and General Manager of Lott Marketing said.

Police tell NewsChannel 11 two teens were racing when a red Yukon lost control. The SUV ended up in the Lott Marketing building. Reports show the Yukon first collided with a red Mitsubishi, sending it into a green Chevy Avalanche parked out front. The Mitsubishi then smashed into the building.

"My Avalanche was parked right here and I think fortunately it saved the life of one of my salesman on the inside. He was sitting right on the other side of the glass, it looks like it took the brunt of the damage," Swim said.

Meanwhile, the Yukon hit a blue pickup also northbound on Avenue Q and a state sign pole. Damage to the building is estimated at $10,000 and $400 to the pole.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

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