Police blame illegal street racing and alcohol on an early Wednesday morning accident.
Sgt. Colin Low says two cars where racing at high speeds northbound on Academy Blvd. He says both cars went through a red light at Austin Bluffs. A Ford F150 was crossing the intersection at the time. Police say one car got through the intersection, but the other, which was a Mitsubishi Eclipse, hit the F150.
A police officer saw the crash, and assisted both drivers. Police say the driver of the Mitsubishi, Vincent Latona, was unconscious, and his car was on fire.
“He went and got the door open. He cut the seat belt. He was unconscious and drug him out of the car,” said Sgt. Low.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Latona was in serious condition at Penrose Main. The truck driver was treated and released.