Man dies in 'street racing' crash

2011-02-28 07:52

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Cape Town - A man died on Sunday when he lost control of his car during an alleged street race on the R300 Stock Road in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said: "It is believed that a group of young men were racing their vehicles, when the Honda that the young man in his early twenties was driving, suddenly veered out of control and started to roll."

The car crashed down an embankment, and the man was flung from the driver's seat.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they could see a large amount of debris from a wrecked vehicle, but not the actual vehicle, she said.

The man was declared dead on the scene, she said.

According to eyewitness accounts, the man who died was not involved in the race, but the three cars that were street racing caused him to lose control of his car. He was apparently on his way home from work.

Police are investigating.

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