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Car overturns in speed race

January 30, 2002

A boy was taken to County-USC Medical Center after he lost control of

his car during a street race on Glenoaks Boulevard Thursday afternoon,

police said. Witnesses told police they saw two cars going about 65 or 70

mph at Highland Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, police said. One of the

cars appeared to "lock up," hit a curb and slid along the sidewalk before

hitting a tree in the 900 block of Glenoaks Boulevard. The boy, 17, was

conscious when firefighters pulled him from his car, Sgt. Kirk Palmer

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said. There were no passengers in the car, and no further information

about his injuries was available on Tuesday. Police have not yet cited

the other driver, but the incident is under investigation, Palmer said.

"We're aware that we have a problem with speeding," he added. "This is

probably indicative of what happens when kids get involved in speed

contests."

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