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Illegal Berlin road race kills innocent driver

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Illegal Berlin road race kills innocent driver
Tauentzienstraße in west Berlin. Photo: DPA
09:53 CET+01:00
A race between two sports cars through the streets of west Berlin cost an innocent driver his life early on Monday morning.

Eyewitnesses said that an Audi and a Mercedes sped through a red light on Tauentzienstraße, in Charlottenburg, at around 100 km/h and smashed into an oncoming Jeep.

According to the police report, the two cars had sped through several red lights before colliding with the sport utility vehicle, whose driver was following a green light.

The impact of the crash was so severe that shards of metal were flung across the junction in several directions.

Tabloid BZ reports that the Jeep itself was catapulted around 150 meters down the road

The 69-year-old driver of the Jeep died at the scene.

The drivers of the two sports cars, aged 24 and 26, were seriously injured and had to be brought to hospital, while a passenger in one of the speeding cars was also injured.

Tauentzienstraße was closed down for several hours during the night, with buses diverted.

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