I thought id post this story up for ppl that havent seen it, since i just read a thread of someone racing w/ his girlfriend in the car. First id like to point out that i street race, i watch street racing on the weekend, and am in no way giving the "street racing FTL" bullshit. Im simply making it come to ppls attention that street w/ passengers in the car, especially ppl close to u, is ignorant as hell.
Story 1 (Brandon Lee Ferguson
CONROE, Texas (Map, News) -
A southeast Texas jury has sentenced a 23-year-old man to 15 years in prison for manslaughter
in the deaths of five people in a January 2009 traffic accident.
Authorities say Brandon Lee Ferguson of Pinehurst was speeding at 117 mph down Texas 249 in Montgomery County, north of Houston, when his car slammed into a van. Killed in the fiery crash were the husband, parents and uncle of the van's driver, Karla Sexton. Also killed was Ferguson's lone passenger, 18-year-old girlfriend Kayla Pratorius
The jury took 30 minutes Thursday to find Ferguson guilty of five counts of manslaughter, as well as one of aggravated assault relating to injuries to Sexton, of Broken Arrow, Okla. The same jury sentenced Ferguson on Friday. He could have received a 20-year prison term under the law.
Story 2 (Brandon Lee Ferguson
(Conroe) -- Jurors took only 30-minutes to find a man guilty in 5 street racing deaths, after getting a look at the mangled car that wiped out a family
Jurors were led outside the courthouse, where a flatbed wrecker was parked with a modified Chevy Cobalt racing car
that was driven by Brandon Lee Ferguson, 23, one year ago.
Accident investigators say he was racing a motorcycle at 135 miles an hour when his race car slammed into the side of a van, carrying a family of volunteers who worked tirelessly to build churches in their final days. The crash also killed his girlfriend in his own passenger seat