A race on the turnpike ends in high speed crash

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facktooal Accura-Sea Reply Jim John You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia January 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm January 18, 2017 at 8:42 am Young, stupid, and just don’t care if they kill themselves or anyone else. Living only for the moment and only thinking about their cheap thrills. I can’t imagine anyone racing at those speeds on a turnpike at that time of the morning, with the rush hour of others heading to work! Truly a miracle no one was killed! Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here This is nothing new, people have been driving fast on highway roads for as long as I can remember, and it’s not just the young kids. I see a lot of soccer moms recklessly driving at high speeds for their SUV’s and Mini-vans. Cars and motorcycles are much faster now, and people make poor decisions when and where to drive fast. By today’s standards 135mph is not even fast. Sorry for your loss, glad your ok. From your Z family. January 18, 2017 at 2:14 pmcenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply ” He was going real fast, and perhaps he has heard Van Halen’s “I can’t drive 65” song one time too many.”This was the most laughably and wildly wrong part of this breathless and over-dramatic ‘reporting’. Sammy Hagar sang “I can’t drive 55” well before he joined Van Halen.The rest of this terrible, hackneyed, cliche-ridden tripe doesn’t really show any better in terms of actual reporting. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 4 COMMENTS FHP Trooper clocks Nissan 370Z at 132mph before colliding with garbage truckThese kinds of racing stories always turn out so much better in the movies…Carlos Guivas is a 60-year-old from Deltona who drives a garbage truck. Daniele Heller is a 20-year-old from Clermont who drives a speedy 2013 Nissan 370Z. Both men had a plan for the day, and it did not involve the other.Little did they know their worlds were going to collide on a little stretch of Florida Turnpike one mile from the Ocoee/Apopka exit they call mile marker 270.5.Heller was driving his 2013 Nissan 370Z southbound on the turnpike. He was going real fast, and perhaps he has heard Sammy Hagar’s “I can’t drive 55” song one time too many.It was approximately 8:30AM on Tuesday when Trooper Andrew Pupo of the Florida Highway Patrol was sitting in his cruiser observing traffic going northbound. But then Pupo looked southbound and witnessed a spectacle that must have looked like an outtake from Smokey and The Bandit. According to Pupo’s report, he visually estimated that Heller’s Nissan and an unidentified red vehicle were traveling at around 125-130 mph. He clocked Heller at 132.2mph as they blew by him. The two vehicles were presumably racing.The speed limit on the turnpike is 70mph.Pupo began pursuit of the two vehicles, while he witnessed them going in and out of lanes and passing every vehicle they encountered.Guivas was driving his garbage truck southbound ahead of Heller. According to witnesses, Heller attempted to pass the garbage truck on the left shoulder, but lost control and hit the center barrier wall. Heller then re-directed his Nissan back into the southbound lanes and collided with Guivas’ garbage truck.Despite the significant damage to the Nissan, Heller suffered only minor injuries.He was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center and treated, then arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of reckless driving. The red vehicle was never identified, but it is presumed to have won the race.Guivas, it is presumed, got back into his garbage truck and continued his work day. TAGSFlorida Highway PatrolFlorida Turnpike Previous articleGolfers: How to Heal Your Aching SwingNext articleTraffic fatalities in Orange County up 23% in 2016 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more