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Police say drivers street racing leads to crash in Medford

Police say drivers street racing leads to crash in Medford

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 6:55 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 7:02 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- Police say teenagers racing each other on Highway 99 led to a crash Wednesday afternoon.

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Police tell me a white Subaru was turning onto Matt Loop when it was hit by a gray Scion.

Police say the driver of the Scion was racing his friends.

Officer Becker says, "We had several witnesses call in about two cars racing down the highway."

Both drivers walked away without injuries, but significant damage to the cars.

Officer Becker says, "Traffic is getting heavier, more people are on the road, it's getting congested. People are in a rush, even if they're not speed racing, that speed is a big contributor to crashes, just slow down because people aren't expecting other cars to go that fast."

Officer Becker says street racing isn't uncommon but it doesn't usually lead to a crash.

He says typically the crashes they investigate are due to following too closely.

Police issued a citation to the driver who was racing home from Phoenix High School.

That fine was doubled since there was a crash.

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