Pickup Strikes Several Pedestrians in Street Takeover PIT Maneuvered by “Super Strength” GSP Officer
It’s no hidden truth that individuals participating in street takeovers aren’t usually looking out for the greater good of others. Seizing control of a busy intersection to rip off some burnouts presents a chaotic situation that isn’t a good look for all parties involved. Matters take a particularly dangerous turn as drivers push their vehicles to the limits with a gathering of onlookers standing mere feet from the action, resulting in numerous instances of bystanders being struck by vehicles.
This time, we delve into an Atlanta street takeover that escalates the recklessness even further. Amidst the chaos, a Ford F-150 driver engages in tire-shredding antics while surrounded by a thick crowd of onlookers, only to be spotted by a Georgia State Police officer.
The situation takes a swift turn as the GSP officer activates his lights, prompting the crowd to disperse and affording the officer a clear path to pursue the pickup. Unfortunately, the sequence of poor choices unfolds further as the pickup driver opts to flee, inadvertently colliding with a couple of pedestrians. Running from the police is pretty much always a bad idea, especially when you’re in a vehicle that’s in the middle of a crowd of people. Things are only going to get worse from there.
This dangerous driving prompts the GSP officer to execute a PIT maneuver on the pickup, incapacitating the vehicle. Swiftly mounting the hood of his patrol car, the officer manages to extract the pickup driver through the window in what looked like nothing short of a superhero effort.
In the words of the GSP, the Ford F-150 driver “fled through the crowd, striking several pedestrians, one of whom sustained an injury.” This incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks posed by such reckless endeavors and reinforces the importance of responsible actions on the road.