Video of teen crashing BMW on South Mountain goes viral - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

SEE THE BACK STORY

Video of teen crashing BMW on South Mountain goes viral

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

You see racing in movies like Fast and the Furious, but would you expect it on our Valley streets? A video posted to YouTube within the last two days has gone viral and it shows a teenager driving pretty recklessly in South Mountain park before he crashes.

More than a million people have seen this video, and while police are not investigating anything criminal, some driving experts are saying this isn't smart and it definitely isn't safe.

What do you get when you combine a 19-year-old, a sports car and the winding roads of South Mountain Park? Unfortunately for the driver and his passenger, you get in a bad situation.

Mischief.TV, a company that produces what they call crazy automotive DVDs, posted the video to their YouTube channel, and it's gone viral.

The website says it produces gritty DVDs documenting underground street racing, which is illegal, and their YouTube channel says they were going to use this particular video in the introduction of their latest DVD.

We asked the founder of Mischief TV, Dustin Worles, if he thinks this video promotes illegal activity, and he says he doesn't think it does. When we asked Worles about his other videos, which encourage and even glorify street racing and underage driving, he said he had no comment.

He said the 19-year-old made the video and said, "He admits he made a foolish mistake. He realizes that he could have killed himself or someone else. An inexperienced driver driving on an unfamiliar road. The car was totaled."

"It's just a typical kid who thinks they know more about driving than they really do," said Alan Rudolph, an instructor at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

He said everything this driver was doing was wrong, from not looking far enough ahead to his hand positions on the steering wheel. He hopes people learn from this and don't try it at home.

"This is supposed to be done on a race track, that's where you should do it," he said.

Worles said the driver sent him this video at the beginning of the year but he just decided to post it online. Even though he said he doesn't think this video promotes anything illegal, he does hope others learn from it as well.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5   (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>
  • Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>
  • New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:11:08 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:23 GMT
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
Powered by Frankly