Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be a hurry, especially when a race ends in a crash and charges being filed by police against both competitors.
That was the case Sunday when a Yamaha motorcycle and a yellow 2006 Corvette Z06 were allegedly racing on Route 80 west in Hackensack, N.J., and collided after they merged into the center lane at the same time. Guess you could say the race ended in a tie, huh?
Police cited both drivers with careless driving and unsafe lane change – Eric Mena, 24, of Paramus in the Corvette and Charles McLean, 47, of Ridgefield Park on the motorcycle.
Police said the racing had been reported to them before the crash.
They said the cyclist was able to pull off the road afterwards, but the Corvette driver rebounded to strike a Mitsubushi Galant.
Fortunately, everyone involved in the two collisions escaped without injury, and no one had to be taken to the hospital.