Des Moines street racing accident scene spans an entire block

A quiet Sunday morning turned into chaos when street racers lost control of their cars and crashed into houses on East 14th Street between Guthrie and Thompson avenues. “It sounded like a big rumble of thunder,” said Donna Ludlow, whose home was damaged in the accident. Ludlow’s window is broken, her deck is destroyed, and her house is covered in oil. A single shoe sits alone on the damaged cover of hers. She said that she picked it up near her garden. The other shoe was found four houses down. Four houses down is where you’ll find Sergio Hernandez assessing the damage to his property. Trees are uprooted and his yard is littered with roof tiles and car parts. One of the street racers pulled up in her yard. The other was nearby, on the sidewalk in front of the house. Both drivers abandoned their cars and left the scene. . His property is not just a home; is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless people get back on their feet. With donations trending down, paying this deductible is not ideal. “It’s another expense we didn’t plan for,” Hernández says. As these neighbors on East 14th Street collect car parts, roof tiles and tree limbs, they hope those responsible will be held accountable. “When they get caught, they have to punish them because they’re not using their heads,” Ludlow said. Des Moines police believe the street racers may have been helped to leave the scene. helped street racers escape. If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. Click below to see more from Scott Carpenter:

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A quiet Sunday morning turned into chaos when street racers lost control of their cars and crashed into houses on East 14th Street between Guthrie and Thompson avenues.

“It sounded like a big rumble of thunder,” said Donna Ludlow, whose home was damaged in the accident.

Ludlow’s window is broken, his deck is destroyed, and his house is covered in oil. A single shoe sits alone on its damaged deck. She said that she picked it up near her garden. The other shoe was found four houses down.

Four houses down is where you’ll find Sergio Hernandez assessing the damage to his property.

Trees are uprooted and your yard is littered with roof tiles and car parts. One of the street racers pulled up in her yard. The other was nearby, on the sidewalk in front of the house.

Both drivers abandoned their cars and left the scene.

“This didn’t have to happen. I’m glad no one was hurt. Someone could have been killed,” Hernandez said.

Your property is not just a home; is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless people get back on their feet. With donations trending down, paying this deductible is not ideal.

“It’s another expense we didn’t plan for,” Hernández says.

As these East 14th Street neighbors collect car parts, roof tiles and tree limbs, they hope those responsible will be held accountable.

“When they get caught, they have to punish them because they’re not using their heads,” Ludlow said.

Des Moines police believe the street joggers may have had help leaving the scene. Witnesses say other cars stopped and helped street racers escape.

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If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400

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