FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Two young men were seriously injured when they fell from the back of a pickup truck whose tires were spinning as the vehicle got back on a Maryland road, authorities said.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle was part of street-racing event that officers received a call about on Friday evening. A second call directed them to the injuries, the sheriff’s office said in a news release on Saturday.
The truck was traveling with at least three people in the flatbed when it went off a road and then back onto the road. A 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were taken to the University of Maryland shock trauma center in Baltimore, the release said. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.
The investigation is ongoing into the accident and the “Pop-Up Street Race Event,” which officers say was organized and spread through social media, the release said. Officers had received a report of a large group of people racing vehicles.
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