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Old 05-05-2008, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 3000GT vs 300ZX Street Race Fatality

This may have been posted on the forums before, but just in case it hasn't, I thought some of you may be interested in this...

The full story is below, told from the actual witness first on the scene.




The Morning of May 19th 2000, started off like any other. I'd started my early morning commute to work. Half way there two speeding sports cars passed me at a very high rate of speed, I'd set my cruise 5 miles over the limit and these cars still passed me as if I were staying still all while weaving around me and each other. I'd thought to myself they were going to get themselves killed.

A few more miles down the road they were already out of my mind when I came upon one of the cars a Nissan 300zx in an awkward position in the middle of the road, it was then that I realzed I had missed the other car which was on its roof in a ditch. I immediately called 911 then got out to see if there was anything I could do. Everyone in the Nissan was ok, just very histerical. I then ran to one of the one of the victims of the other car who had been ejected, I could not find a pulse and he was not breathing I attempted CPR but to avail the boy was dead, I'd later learned he had broke his neck.

In the rolled over car was his girlfriend who had been wearing her seat belt. She had a few minor injuries, lots of cuts and bruises but she was ok. It took nearly 10 minutes for police and an ambulance to arrive, it felt like hours. I later learned that all the passangers in both cars were or under 17yr olds. They were all friends, and after a night of fun the drivers of both cars decided to put there machines to the test and started to race each other home when the cars clipped each other causing the 3000GT to lose control roll over a number of times untill finally coming to a rest upside down in a ditch.

The decision to go home in this way turned out to be a deadly decision for one of the boys, and a memory that will be with the rest of them and mine for the rest of our lives. Before parents buy there kids these cars, they should be able to trust that they won't go out and do this sort of stuff, but of course if you buy your kid a sports car what else do you expect? Driving wrecklessly and fast is just stupid and often times has deadly consiquences. Before you go out and drive like that THINK! not only for your own lives but for everyone out there on the road. AND ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!

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Submitted July 8,2001

Source: 3000GT Crash: Witness to Fatal Race: Nissan 300ZX v. 3000GT Car Accident Photos and pictures from Car-Accidents.com
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seen that before, but that is always something the younger 3S owners need to be shown.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Should have tuned his NOS timing. Looks like the floorpan held up though...this time.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have some respect.


Don't be a fucking ass...a kid died here. I don't give a shit how he died, but he died. Have some decency please.


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Old 05-05-2008, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Have some respect.


Don't be a fucking ass...a kid died here. I don't give a shit how he died, but he died. Have some decency please.


- guy who's 3000GT VR4 was saved his life.
I agree. Not cool.

Yeah, I've seen these pics before. Life is fragile thing. People need to realize that they are not invincible. Even though we can claim these vehicles as our "toys," they really aren't. We must respect what they can do. Safe driving everyone!
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I really really really dont like the freeway duck and dodging kids going 30-50mph over the speed limit in traffic. I didnt know how bad it was until I almost had to bumper kiss one that cut in front of me.

Kids seeing how fast they can drive for extended periods of time in traffic. I dont know why we dont see more deaths. I cant even call it racing, just plain stupid.
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Have some respect.


Don't be a fucking ass...a kid died here
Yeah and everyone else on the road is fortunate it was just him that died. No I won't have any respect as I have stated in the numerous streetracing threads on here in the past.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ah yes....


so I'm expected to believe that you have never done anything of questionable legality or safety on the road before? SURRRE.

I see your point...but making allusions to a stupid-unrealistic movie? Come on...


it is great that there were no collateral losses... but its still bad because there was loss of life.

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Loss of life is one thing. Someone putting themselves in the path of death get what is coming to them.

The people that are hurt by death are those who are still alive. Selfish children taking their lives away from their families/friends.
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Have some respect.


Don't be a fucking ass...a kid died here. I don't give a shit how he died, but he died. Have some decency please.


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I agree. Not cool.

Yeah, I've seen these pics before. Life is fragile thing. People need to realize that they are not invincible. Even though we can claim these vehicles as our "toys," they really aren't. We must respect what they can do. Safe driving everyone!
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Yeah and everyone else on the road is fortunate it was just him that died. No I won't have any respect as I have stated in the numerous streetracing threads on here in the past.
If you both have been here for a while, you would know what Turbo Tension does for a living. I'm sure I would have the same stance on the subject too. It's a shame that there was a death that resulted out of this a few years ago, but hopefully it was a big enough impact on the community that they live in to show others how stupid it really is and possibly deter others from doing the same and therefor saving more lives in the future.
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