A drag-racing car on a city street during a parade in Tennessee tried to do an exhibition burnout. The driver lost control of the car and plowed into the crowd of onlookers killing 7 people. What the hell were organizers thinking letting a drag racer do a burnout on a city street? Am I the only one that thinks that was really dumb!?

At NHRA drag racing events there is a huge reinforced barricade that is many feet away from the stands because of safety concerns. Even then, large pieces of rubber and metal and car parts have been known to still fly into the crowd and hurt people. The section of the parade where this accident happened didn’t even have a barricade!

It’s sad that people died because of the stupidity of a few parade organizers and the brief mental lapse of one driver.

Update: Death toll revised to 6 people.

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