Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Death-wish ride captured on camera

TWO hoons who almost killed several drivers during a wild ride to Geraldton have been caught on camera leaning out of the car windows, passing drink bottles and swerving across the road at more than 100km an hour.

In pictures that will sicken drivers, parents and police, the men are seen hanging out of the driver's and passenger's windows of a white Holden Commodore on a bend in the middle of the road while travelling at up to 120km an hour.

The driver is thought to have had the vehicle on cruise control as he leaned out of the window. His passenger was seen leaning down towards the road, trying to touch the ground with his knuckles, as the car swerved across the road.

The photographs were taken by a terrified witness who was a rear passenger in a car travelling behind the men for about 20km on their death-wish drive about 1pm on Sunday on the Indian Ocean Drive near Lancelin.

The witness told PerthNow she was sick to the stomach as the driver continually put lives at risk, sparking several near misses, one involving a truck.

"There was almost a head-on collision between a car and a truck because the car was trying to overtake the Commodore to get away from it,'' she said. "We were stuck behind the car for about 20km and it was just horrendous because he was going all over the road while hanging out of the car.

"The passenger was actually leaning down towards the road and we were cringing thinking 'If he slips the mess that will come of it'. The lives lost would have been horrendous.

"Other cars were just trying to stay back from them but a few people overtook them to get away. I don't have a photo of it but when one car overtook them they gave them the finger."The passenger was drinking out of a bottle and when the driver was sitting on the window sill the passenger passed the drink over to the driver. It was hideous. Several times they nearly caused an accident.

"They came close to crashing into oncoming cars. We were shaking all the way home.''

The witness rang 000 and has reported the matter to CrimeStoppers. Police are investigating.

Senior Sergeant Ian Clarke, officer in charge of the Traffic Enforcement Group, told PerthNow: "We regard this an act of complete stupidity, with them having no regard for their own safety and the safety of others on the road.''

The driver, a PerthNow reader named Suzanne, sent the first of 12 pictures to PerthNow (see above) and our website will publish more pictures of the horror journey this week once the police investigation progresses.

Senior Sgt Clarke said: "We ask that anyone who may have witnessed the offence to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 so that police can conduct further inquiries and to remove these people from our roads."

perthnow.com.au 15 Dec 2010


It would be no great loss to society if this gutter trash lost its own lives.

This would guarantee the human race would be free of this disease procreating and passing on its faulty genes to unsuspecting victims.



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