Kitchener-Waterloo

Teen driver totals car after street racing on Highway 7/8: OPP

Provincial police are looking for witnesses and dashcam footage after a street race on Highway 7/8 in Kitchener at around noon on Saturday.

Police say one driver crashed into a transport truck and the centre median; the other fled the scene

OPP say an 18-year-old driver totalled their brand-new Dodge Challenger Saturday after a street race ended with the car crashing into a transport truck and centre median. (Submitted by OPP)

Provincial police say an 18-year-old driver totalled their brand-new Dodge Challenger Saturday after a street race on Highway 7/8 in Kitchener ended with the car crashing into a transport truck and then the centre median.

The crash happened around noon Saturday and there were no injuries, police say.

The second vehicle involved in the race was a black car that fled the scene of the incident. Police are still looking for the driver.

Street racing 'frustrating' to police

Although the driver in this incident was just 18 years old, police say street racing and aggressive driving is a "daily" problem that isn't confined to new drivers.

"It's frustrating," said OPP Const. Lauren Ball

"People still seem to feel invincible and [make] poor decisions regarding their driving behaviour."

Const. Ball said drivers are encouraged to report aggressive behaviour when it is safe to do so, and that it is most helpful when witnesses can confirm a driver's license plate.

Police say charges in the Saturday street race are pending, and are looking for witnesses and dash cam footage of the incident.