Street racing cause of five-car accident

Three people were injured due to a street racing incident that resulted in five cars being damaged and an 18-year-old Bremerton man being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center on Sunday evening.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, Roy Brandenburg, 18, was racing his 1995 Mazda Protege northbound on SR 303 just after 7 p.m. against USS Abraham Lincoln sailor Richard Newman, 19, who was driving a 1997 Ford Mustang.

As the two cars reached the intersection of Glud’s Pond Road, Brandenburg lost control and crossed into the southbound lanes where his car was struck by three vehicles, separating the car’s front end and engine which struck Newman’s car.

The driver of the first car to hit Brandenberg, a 38-year-old Bainbridge Island man, also had to be transported to Harborview. A 48-year-old Bremerton woman who was a passenger in the second vehicle to collide with the Mazda was transported to Harrison Hospital. All of the people involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts.

The WSP impounded Brandenburg’s and Newman’s vehicles as it continues its investigation.

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