Racing Believed To Be Cause Of Fiery Wreck

BEVERLY HILLS—The inferno that erupted around a flipped Mercedes Benz is believed to be the result of illegal racing through the streets of the 90210.

Police received a call at approximately 11:30 p.m.  on March 27, responding to reports of a wreck near the crossing of Clear View and Benedict Canyon Drives in Beverly Hills. Per witness reports, the teenage driver of the Mercedes Benz collided with a tree following a high-speed race with a BMW.

The Mercedes Benz caught fire following suspected street racing through Beverly Hills (Photo courtesy of ABC7 Twitter).

Losing control of the vehicle, the driver collided with the tree, sending the car sliding across the street and into the driveway of a nearby house. Just before the ensuing fire, residents heroically helped the teenage driver and passenger from the vehicle. They were promptly transported to a local hospital with injuries believed to be non-lethal.

The driver of the BMW allegedly involved in the race remained on scene. Both of the drivers and the passenger of the Mercedes are 17-years-old.

Drug and alcohol abuse do not appear to have been factors in the fiery crash. There are no reports of any arrests made in connection to the wreck.