LAWRENCE (CBS) – Police say a drag race in Lawrence ended in disaster when a crash left a young man with severe injuries on Saturday night.

David Gomez, a 19-year-old from Lawrence, struck a telephone pole and was ejected from his vehicle, according to a report from the Eagle Tribune.

The report noted that the incident took place around 10 p.m. on Haverhill Street and that no one else was hurt.

See Video of the Accident HERE (via

The telephone pole was damaged, and Gomez’s BMW was left twisted after rolling over 100 feet, the Tribune reported.

“We have at least one witness who believes the car may have been drag racing with a green Honda,” Police Chief John Romero told the Tribune.

Police are still searching for the other vehicle, and are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident.


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