The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office identified two of the decedents: Nathaniel Joseph, 28, and Keante Hoyett, 27. Street racing is something that virtually all of us have done at one time or another. “They were street racing, that has been confirmed. During the 2017-2018 federal fiscal year, there were more than 25,828 speed-related crashes resulting in 113 deaths and more than 30,000 injuries, the CHP said. Fri Nov 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM Deorro | Drive-In. These videos posted to social media in the Los Angeles area over the past several days as a statewide stay at home order is in effect and officials plead with the public to socially distance. Events Near You. The collision occurred at approximately 1:55 a.m. and left car parts and debris scattered across Highland Avenue south to Clinton Street. Certainly there are silver linings associated to street racing’s dark clouds. The attraction will feature multiple F1 and iconic cars from throughout the ages, giving fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of motorsport. A short time later, an altercation broke out between two men at … between Highland & Orange). Time: 5pm-6.30pm We all started somewhere! GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. At least one of the BMWs struck and knocked down a palm tree in the roadway median. Racing on a public roadway is illegal in California. They knocked over a 60-foot palm tree. We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. Wednesday time: 9am – 11am Street racing has been a well documented problem not just in Southern California, but also statewide. The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA More. All rights reserved. California street racing is defined as a “speed contest” and is illegal and punishable by law. F1 is bringing the spectacle of racing to Los Angeles for the first time this October. Any deviation is just not worth it. Video from the scene showed an engine was dislodged from one of the cars. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. National Geographic filmmakers have produced a program examining the street racing phenomenon. Driver of stolen Tesla dies after crash on La Brea, O’Farrell settling in as Hollywood councilman, Council votes to demolish Great Hall/Long Hall, War of words waged with L.A. Originally broadcast on the NatGeo channel and now also posted on YouTube, the documentary focused on a group of Los Angeles street racers in an attempt to understand what motivates them to continue to participate in this highly dangerous behavior despite its inherent risks and negative consequences. © 2017 Power Automedia. RELATED: CoronavirusNOW.com, FOX launches national hub for COVID-19 news and updates. 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There is no disputing that street racing is an extremely dangerous practice that can inflict enormous harm upon participants and innocent bystanders alike. He said street racing continues to be a problem, however, and police will be looking for people racing driving recklessly to protect public safety. But lest we forget, we were all green as grass when we began our racing experiences and didn't get proficient overnight! The F1 Hollywood Festival will blend the thrills of F1 with the culture of Hollywood, merging live car runs, surprise appearances, and musical performances. We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request. Local news from across Southern California. The event will kick-start with the unveiling of a “Hollywood Ride of Fame” car exhibition along the star-studded Hollywood Boulevard. as F1 brings the Formula 1 atmosphere to the heart of the City of Angels. Using security video footage, investigators determined the two BMWs were heading south at high speeds on Highland Avenue as they passed Melrose Avenue. What they presented was an unvarnished and accurate view of the lives, behaviors and activities of some Los Angeles street racers in their native habitat. A man about the same age, who was riding in one vehicle, died at a hospital, Dickson said. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. Three injured in head-on collision on Beverly Blvd. Besides stepped-up enforcement, the CHP will conduct focused enforcement and outreach events for motorists, including teens. As if street takeovers weren't dangerous enough already these scenes will make any health official cringe. The California Highway Patrol has announced the kick-off of a campaign to educate motorists about the dangers of street racing, highway takeovers and sideshows through enforcement and events. Photographs of the collision were posted on social media by the Melrose Action Neighborhood Watch. It has also provided the opportunity for many street racing enthusiasts to learn mechanical and other skills that enable them to enter occupations related to the automotive and high-performance industries. Curfew confusion: Do I follow California's health order or LA County's? However, there  is a hard-core segment within the hot rod culture for whom street racing is not only an irresistible adrenaline rush but also a way of life. Location: Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA (Hollywood Blvd. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. 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Rudy Molano. © 2016 Park Labrea News and Beverly Press, All Rights Reserved. I'll tell you about a successful anti-street racing program which existed for a short time in Los Angeles and could easily be started-up again.