As in illegal highway racing.
You sadly hear about this type of stuff way too often these days, and yet some people just don't learn. According to a CBS affiliate in New York, a Long Island teenager is now in serious condition with brain damage after the Nissan GT-R he was in crashed on the Long Island Expressway. But here's the thing: he was sitting in the back seat at the time of the accident. The 21-year-old driver and his front seat passenger suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital.
Both were wearing seat belts; it's not clear if the 17-year-old teen was or not. However, police suspect that the driver and his passengers were racing with other cars before they struck the center median and crossed over to the right shoulder, eventually crashing into the guardrail. The three friends were on their way home from a nearby car show.