UPDATE: Injured Street Racers are Sailors

The two men who were involved in a violent accident that resulted from street racing were recently identified by authorities as two active-duty Navy sailors stationed in San Diego.

I-5 Crash

I-5 Crash

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Douglas Hill who was working as a Navy sonar technician. He was said to be speeding along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 when he veered to the eastbound lanes of State Route 94 interchange. Hill was unable to safely maneuver the vehicle and hit a guardrail causing his Mustang to overturn.

Reports show that Hill’s leg was severed at the scene of the crash while the other had to be amputated by surgeons.

Hill’s passenger, 19-year-old Joshua Songer, had a deep gash on his cheek and is said to be out of danger. Both men were ejected from the vehicle and authorities found no evidence indicating alcohol or drugs to be a factor though they believe that Hill was going at a high speed when the accident occurred.

2 thoughts on “UPDATE: Injured Street Racers are Sailors

  1. They were supposed to be models for younger drivers, but they screwed up. I’m just wondering, weren’t there any patrol officers at that time that would have prevented or stopped the race? The city police should put officers in these areas so young drivers like the two sailors won’t be able to race at all. Parents also have a crucial role in reminding their teen drivers regarding safe and responsible driving. Because the Law cannot stop these speed racers, moms and dads should be the ones to step up and take that responsibility.

  2. I agree, they should have known better. it is unfortunate that they have to learn their lesson this tragic way.

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