Illegal street racing led to two young men falling out of the back of a pick-up truck Friday night, according to a press release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Both men have been transported to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Deputies were already on the way to the scene around 10:15 p.m., responding to a call for a large group of people racing vehicles in the area of Clemsonville Road and Fountain Rock Road. While en-route, they received a second call about the two people who were injured.

A 1984 Ford F250 4X2, driven by an individual identified as Noah Wetzel, 19, was traveling southbound on Clemsonville Road with at least three people in the flatbed, when it went off-road while spinning tires. It then went back on-road, still spinning tires, when the two individuals, identified as John Wittington, Jr., 19, and Michael Fritz, 22, fell off, according to the press release.

The Sheriff’s Office learned that the race was part of an illegal “Pop-Up Street Race Event” that was organized through social media. The press release also stated that although persons on the scene appeared to be intoxicated, they had no indications that the driver himself was impaired.

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Samanthapowers

get well soon, cd. stay safe.

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Samanthapowers

cd must be off his meds, fc.

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Samanthapowers

Where's the acceptance of the 100$ election bet with proceeds to benefit animal or children groups? Your 500's to benefit some battlefield group is delusional. C'mon, big man, own your words.

FCPS-Principal

These fools are like motorcyclists choosing to ride without any protective gear. They may not be responsible for the initiating event but they are responsible for the consequences being much more serious than what they could have been. With the coronavirus in full swing we cannot divert critical medical resources in short supply to deal with self-injuring idiots. Send them home with a box of band-aids.

rmaghan1

Thank you Captain Obvious, we would all be so lost without your infinite wisdom

Samanthapowers

wait, aren't you one of the flat earthers harping on the media driven hysteria? Point being, you do not seem the best to judge another.

Samanthapowers

cd - common sense and critical thinking. what's your excuse?

Samanthapowers

you are not very bright, cd.

fnpzwack

While these acts were indeed stupid, I certainly don’t wish ill will on anyone. Some of you judgemental prudes must have skipped your teen years and went straight from childhood to middle age.

FCPS-Principal

These are adults, not adolescents.

fnpzwack

nineTEEN

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steelersfan2005

And what does this have to do with the story?

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dafnpsuxdik

No, the fnp doesn’t care if they give the wrong information

francesca_easa

Life is good. I feel blessed to be alive in this great country and have the opportunity to be a part of many experiences and to travel to many places and see what is great in the world. I don't understand why some many young people now die from drug overdoses, challenge people with stupid games like skull breaker challenge and now revive a dangerous old past time, road racing. Are you really that anxious to get to heaven?

Dwasserba

Brain development finishes around age 26.

ecco123

This Street racing has been going on for a long time. I don't know why something has not been done about it. wait until someone gets hurt??

Rockfish

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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