Fireworks and sparks fly as hundreds gather at street takeovers in the San Fernando Valley

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Hundreds of spectators fanned out Thursday night across the San Fernando Valley, where street takeovers were reported in several communities. 

Street racers took over each intersection in massive street takeovers, lighting fireworks, performing car stunts.

Drivers performed donuts and shot fireworks in chaotic scenes at multiple intersections.

Video even captured one pickup even losing a tire, but continuing to do burnouts on its rim, causing sparks to fly at the intersection of Devonshire Street and Woodman Avenue in Mission Hills.

Data from the LAPD shows that street racing and takeovers have increased in recent months. Between January and March more than 176 street races were reported — a 50% increase from the same period last year.

No injuries, arrests or citations were reported at the most recent street takeovers. The LAPD reports that they quickly tracked and shut down each incident.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.