Apr 16, 2011 8:51 AM by Andy Koen

Street racing accident injures two

Police in Colorado Springs say that street racing led to a serious accident that injured both the driver and his passenger. It happened just after 11:00 p.m. Friday along Academy Boulevard at Constitution Avenue.

Officers say the driver of a 1997 Dodge Viper was racing with a Subaru STI when he lost control and hit the curb and then crashed into a boulder near the Sinclair gas station.

The 34 year old and a 28 year old female passenger were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries. It took emergency workers about an hour to extract the man from the car.

The Subaru left the scene. The driver of the Viper faces felony charges. Police say he was speeding but they don't believe he was drinking.

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