On Sunday, June 19th, a street racer injured three people in Oxnard. While racing his Corvette against another driver on Camino del Sol, 28-year-old Samuel Mata lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a GMC SUV and another vehicle, the impact causing the SUV to rollover. The Oxnard Fire Department had to extricate the driver from the wreckage. The two occupants of the other vehicle suffered moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Police arrested Mata on suspicion of street racing and felony driving under the influence, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Street racing-related accidents claimed 804 lives in the United States between 2001 and 2006. Moreover, over 31 percent of fatal crashes involved speeding in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That year, California was the state with the second highest incidence of traffic fatalities in which speeding was a contributing factor. Nationwide, young male drivers, specifically those between the ages of 15 and 24 years, were involved in the majority of such crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three people injured by the street racer last Sunday a full recovery.
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