Alleged street racers charged after Lamborghini crash
Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:25PM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:51PM PDT
Two drivers have been charged in an alleged street race that totaled a Lamborghini at the side of a B.C. highway late last year.
Mounties say the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago and a 2013 Dodge Viper were zooming through Surrey at speeds of up to 157 kilometres per hour before the December crash.
The $200,000 Lamborghini eventually spun out of control, slid over an embankment off Highway 99, and burst into flames.
No one was injured but Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr said the outcome could have been much worse.
“The consequences of such a high speed collision on a major arterial roadway in our city could have been catastrophic,” Carr said in a statement.
Mounties said they determined the cars were street racing using physical evidence, collision reconstruction reports, mechanical inspections, witness statements, and dash cam video that captured the high-speed accident.
On Wednesday, the RCMP confirmed street racing charges have been approved against both drivers: 27-year-old Edmonton resident Adam Shtay, who was driving the Lamborghini, and 31-year-old Surrey resident Joshua Dally.
Carr said if the men are convicted, Mounties will seek to have the vehicles forfeited – potentially even the Lamborghini wreckage.
Shtay was also dinged with about $700 in fines after the accident.