Halifax police are looking for the driver of a white car after an alleged street racing accident in the south end sent one man to hospital Tuesday night.
Jesse Mooring was laying sod on Young Avenue just before 7 p.m. when two vehicles caught his attention.
“This white car and motorcycle were drag racing down the road at a high rate of speed,” said Mooring.
Police said the cars were driving north, away from Point Pleasant Park. The route takes drivers over a small bridge.
“They were going fast because when they hit the bridge they were airborne,” said Mooring.
“I said, 'God they're going lose it.'”
He was right.
A short distance later, the motorcycle hit a parked car throwing its passenger off the bike and launching its driver into the car.
His helmet lay in pieces on the road, but the white car didn't stop.
“We certainly would like to talk to the driver of the white vehicle so if he'd come forward we'd appreciate that,” said Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs
Police said their investigation indicates speed was a factor, but it's still too early to say whether the two vehicles were racing.
“Point Pleasant Park is a place where motorcycles and cars like to congregate in nice weather, so we tend to get increased driving complaints in that area during this season,” said McCoombs.
Police said the 33-year-old motorcycle driver has serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
His passenger wasn’t hurt.