2006_04_dragracing.jpgPolice suspect that the 22 year old man who died when his car crash into a Brooklyn home was driving at 100 MPH. Witnesses say that Michael Adams's driving was "out of control" early yesterday morning in the Farragut section of Brooklyn; WNBC reports that the car plowed through an iron gate and brick wall, "landing on another car." Then the two cars exploded, setting Gregory Mewborn's house on Clarendon Road on fire. Mewborn escaped (but said he saw a "wall of fire"), but Adams died. Adams' family disputes the drag racing idea, but speeding at late hours is much more common than you'd think. When we've had to travel to the airport at 4AM, we've seen cars go crazy speeds on the West Side Highway.

Last year, a car speeding on the Henry Hudson tried to escape the police, but ended up driving into a wall and exploding.