Santa Rosa street race ends in major injuries

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A suspected Santa Rosa street racer suffers from major injuries after he lost control of his car and crashed into several trees. 

According to witnesses, around 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, they saw two cars racing on Highway 12 near Calistoga Road when the crash happened. 

“The driver of the Infiniti was traveling westbound on Highway 12 at speeds in excess of 90-100 mph just prior to the collision,” the Santa Rosa Police Department wrote.

“The driver lost control of the Infinity sedan before striking the center median and traveling across the number one and number two westbound lanes of Highway 12.  The vehicle left the roadway colliding into several trees and landscaping and ultimately coming to rest in the Safeway parking lot,” SRPD wrote.

The injured driver was pinned inside his Infinity and had to be pulled out by emergency responders. He had major head injuries and was transported to a hospital. As of Wednesday afternoon, the driver is in stable condition. 

SRPD Traffic Accident Investigators took over the investigation and are still attempting to identify the injured driver. “This investigation is still ongoing at this time as they work to positively identify the driver and determine if alcohol played a factor in the collision,” police wrote.