Eight die in night-time Mojave desert road race crash

(CNN amateur video) Six people died at the scene and two more in hospital, after a night-time off-road race crash in the Mojave desert in southern California. The 200-mile race was run at night to avoid the desert heat east of Los Angeles in the Lucerne Valley area of San Bernardino County. Spectators are warned to stay well back and the course is barricaded in places where excitement is bound to occur, such as jumps, but the crowd can be difficult to control, say observers, but opinions are mixed about the safety of such races.

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  1. I’ve been out to Soggy Dry Lake before, and it is just like Mad Max. Good times, but crazy. As soon as I got there, I had to drive a buddy who wrecked his dirt bike to the hospital. There are no police or EMTs there, so you are on your own.

    At night it gets really wild, with Sobe bombs and off-road vehicles tearing through the desert. A tragedy of this sort was bound to happen, but everybody there knows it is dangerous.