Cars crash injuring 17 moments after one of them ‘did donuts in public car park’

Video has emerged of the moment 17 people were injured in a crash in Stevenage during a car meet.

Several were seriously injured in the collision yesterday just before 10pm in Monskwood Way.

Footage shows people being hit by the cars during an event that had been organised by Cruise-Herts.

They distanced themselves from the incident, saying it was a charity event for bereaved parents and denied that they were boy racers. Spokesman Rix Sidhu said: ‘We organise static meet-ups.

We park up and walk about and admire the cars, we’ve even had families come in the past.

We’ve been doing this for 10 years. ‘But we can’t control everyone and we don’t promote this. We are not boy racers, we are car enthusiasts.

‘We saw the [Toyota] come into the car park and recklessly do a donut manoeuvre,’ he said.

 ‘It pulled out of the car park on to the main road and then it was hit by the Nissan, which was coming at speed. I’d say at least 60 or 70mph. ‘I was walking down the main road to meet up with some friends and then I saw it happen.

‘The cars collided and then went into the crowd at speed. There were several younger people in the crowd, but they weren’t kids.

 They were about 18 years old-plus.’ He said organisers had taken the decision to cancel all further meets.

He said: ‘Some people like drinking and that sort of thing, we just like cars. They are our pride and joy, what we are interested in.

‘Unfortunately this incident means we are all going to be tarred with the same brush – people will say we are boy racers.

‘But we’ve decided we’re not going to run these any more.

 After 17 years, it’s over.’ Ambulance crews took 12 people to hospital following the collision in which a car appeared to pull out into the path of a car that was travelling at high speed.

Police remained at the scene this morning and have put out an appeal for footage of the collision and events leading up to it. A spokeswoman said the number of people injured had risen to 17.

Source: Metro

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