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"It looked like he was trying to drive in between. And then he became airborne."

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You know those annoying people who speed down local streets, swerving in, out and between lanes? This is their brain on stupid:

WINNETKA - A man was killed tonight when his speeding car overturned and hit at least two other vehicles at a backed-up intersection, police said. The crash was reported at about 9:10 p.m. at Mason Avenue and Sherman Way, said Sgt. Charles Swanson of LAPD's Valley Traffic division.

The driver, who was ejected from his car and died at the scene, was believed to speeding northbound on Mason Avenue when he approached Sherman Way, where several vehicles were stopped at a red light, Swanson said. [Daily News]

Does speeding really help you get somewhere faster on a city street full of unsynchronized signals? Only by luck (though that may be changing). Do you ever get that satisfying feeling when an aggressive driver speeds around you, only for you to catch up to them at the next red light? Losers.
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