Video Shows Mustang Crashing Into Crowd At Sarasota Auto Meet
SARASOTA, Florida. – A video showing a Mustang driver losing control of his vehicle and nearly knocking down several passers-by has been circulating on social media and has already had tens of thousands of views.
A viewer who shared the video with News4JAX said it all happened during a car meet at a Lamborghini dealership in Sarasota on Friday.
The 30-second clip shows a black Mustang pull out of a side street or parking lot and in less than five seconds takes an unintended sharp turn into a crowd of onlookers.
Local media reported that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was investigating and no one was injured.
News4JAX is working to confirm the same and we’ll update this story when we get back to you.
Complaints about car encounters on public property have increased over the years and seem to be reaching a fever pitch. In Jacksonville, auto clubs are notorious for meeting up in large parking lots late at night and doing things like peeling and racing on freeways, sometimes even on city streets.
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Activities often leave tire tracks and are so loud that nearby residents or drivers can hear them from miles away. Jacksonville auto encounters are known to sometimes include extremely dangerous behavior.
In August, a 21-year-old was arrested on multiple counts including DUI and not having a driver’s license after police said he hit cars and ran into a group of people while driving. park and chill in Arlington.
But local auto clubs like 904 Bandits are also speaking out that bad apples are ruining the innocent and popular pastime of responsible drivers and car enthusiasts. 904 Bandits said they would like the city or state to build a dedicated space for them to meet.
Jacksonville executives told News4JAX that auto meet attendees must purchase their own space.
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