On Thursday, two vehicles collided on Monkswood Way at about 21:45 BST in Stevenage while a “car cruise” event. Seventeen people have been injured while they were watching the event from the side of the road. The East of England Ambulance Service said that some of the people had been seriously injured.
The witnesses were asked by the police to send footage of the crash to detectives. Video footage shows one car passing another before the two collide and one run into spectators at the roadside. One witness said on Twitter, “I’ve just witnessed that horrendous crash in Stevenage, no more than 50ft away from me. I’m still trying to process it all.” The police of Hertfordshire said that they are probing the case and no-one has been arrested in the case.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There were a number of people in the area at the time and 17 people are presently being treated for injuries, some of which are serious.” On Thursday, a company named Cruise-Herts arranged a cruise event where lots of people gathered to look at the modified cars.
Rix Sidhu, the organizer of the event said that he had been organizing the same event from the last 17 years and the gathering on Thursday was to raise money for charity. Mr. Sidhu said: “We held the meet in a car park with a speed bump at the entrance. But unfortunately, some people went a bit rogue.” He further said, “We try and stop that, we urge people…not to go out on the roads, not to risk injury or anything.”
“But unfortunately, in this age of social media and Snapchat, people want to get footage and post things to their friends, which seems to drive some people to the main road,” he added.
Dean Summerbee, the fellow organizer called the incident as a nightmare and said that “It was horrific seeing it last night. It still plays over in my head in slow motion. I literally had to pull my mate out of the way. My thoughts go out to everyone who has been hurt. It’s not something I’d like to relive again. I was extremely close to the crash, less than 15 foot away. I feel sorry for anyone who witnessed it. It was a nightmare last night.”