SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A spectator was seriously injured Saturday night while watching one of several illegal sideshows in San Jose.
San Jose police tweeted Sunday that their officers had been busy overnight, responding “to various side shows throughout the city.”READ MORE: Flames Reach Ancient Sequoias; Crews in Pitched Battle to Save Giant Forest Grove
At one of the illegal street racing events, a spectator suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car.
“Last night’s injury to a spectator illustrates how dangerous these events can be,” police posted. “In addition, we will continue to respond with available resources.”
@CityofSanJose @SanJosePD @VTA @CAlegislature SIDEShow City of San Jose 8/1/2021. As God as my Witness 15 Security gaurds stated to me .. Where is the police?.. "Sensor plates" could help solve issues like this when plates are obsured from the Street Camera's pic.twitter.com/z1OkMM8A0NREAD MORE: Woman Fatally Shot, Another Wounded Outside Pittsburg 7-Eleven Store
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There were no details released as of early Sunday morning on where the injury took place or the victim’s condition.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Outage Number Drops; Thousands in East Bay Still Without Power
Officers issued 17 citations for equipment violations, but there was no information if the driver who struck the spectator had been arrested.