North Vancouver street race results in crash, tickets

Two drivers are facing hefty fines, and their high-end vehicles have been impounded, after a street race ended in a serious crash in North Vancouver this past weekend.

According to the RCMP, officers saw two BMWs in tandem racing on Highway 1 near Westview Drive around midnight on Jan. 15.

Police say a speed measuring device determined the cars were driving at 145 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre per hour zone.

While officers were trying to stop the two vehicles, they found the cars had crashed into street poles and concrete barriers after seemingly taking the Lloyd Avenue off ramp.

While no injuries were reported, “this certainly highlights the dangers of street racing and the costly, and the potentially deadly consequences,” Const. Mansoor Sahak said in a release.

Both drivers, identified only as men in their 20s, were ticketed, with fines totalling more than $1,500.

While the two BMWs were also impounded, police say they “may well be written off due to the extent of damage.”

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