Street Racing Dangers

Street Racing Dangers

Who is Camerron Herrin and how did he end up in killing two individuals?

Cameron Herrin, 21, was racing a friend in his Ford Mustang on May 23rd when Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt and her one year old daughter Lillia were crossing the street. In an ill attempt to avoid hitting them he swerved into both of them with deadly consequences. The family has been looking for Cameron ever since because their intentions are not clear whether it be intentional or unintentional but as time goes by they grow more doubtful that there will be any justice served at all to this case. From investigations, he was driving over 160 km/h when he hit both of the poor victims.

On the court, the victims' family denied and stood up against the Herrins claims and won the case as Camerron plead guilty to vehicular homicide and illegal racing. He was charged with second-degree felony for killing a person in an accident he caused, while the first degree misdemeanor is related to his reckless speeding during the drag race that took place on main streets.

The truth about this issue is more nuanced than one might think; while many people see street racers as reckless thrill seekers there have been recent studies which show that some drivers choose these races because they're just trying to get from point A to point B efficiently when faced with long queues at toll booths, traffic jams, and other mundane obstacles like gridlock driving conditions during rush hour periods and are highly susceptible for traffic collisions and human obstruction and collision as well. Studies showing how dangerous urban street racing is in recent studies conducted by few authorities. 

 Statistics of Street Illegal Racing in USA

These are the archive statistics from NHRA:

  • 135 fatal crashes were recorded in 2001 though police reports from including the 72 street racing related fatalities from previous year. (NHTSA)
  • In a single state there were 800 cases of reported street racing occurrences, in Florida there were 7,216 citations issued for street racing and deemed as the highest among all states in the year 2001.
  • San Diego local government found street racing as a big problem as there were 16 fatalities and 30+ injuries in 2001 and have punished hundreds of street racing organizers in three consecutive years.
  • Every year, there are 49 injuries observed for every 1000 participants in a street race. 
  • Teens are more involved in street racings among ages of 16-22 as 5,749 teens died from sustaining injuries in a street race in 1999, and as of now cases of such are decreasing due to formal platforms of racing. (NHTSA)
  • The Florida Department of Highway and Safety for Motor Vehicles reported 28 accidents related to illegal street racing, with 2 fatalities and 27 injuries in 1999. In 2000, the same agency reported 39 racing accidents, with 1 fatality and 55 injuries. In 2002, there were 48 racing accidents, 1 fatality, and 60 injuries.

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