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Just saw the news. It was a red srt and it looked to have silver SRT-4 lettering down the front and rear doors. Couldn't tell for sure but they did release the drivers name as 19 year old Charles Holt from Orlando. He is listed in stable condition at ORMC and is not deceased. I believe we are talking about the same accident. This was also on lk underhill. He was charged with reckless driving doing 80 mph in a 45 mph zone and also charge with driving with a suspended license. There were passengers but the report says they were not seriously injured
 

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Tuesday night, state troopers said a driver speeding down Lake Underhill Road lost control of his sports car. The car slammed into a pole and flipped into a ditch nearly 300-yards away.

The driver was airlifted to the hospital.

The speed limit on Lake Underhill is 45-miles-per-hour. Troopers estimate the driver that crashed was going almost twice the legal posted speed. So fast, in fact, that when he hit a utility pole, the impact forced a second pole farther down the line to crack as well.

As emergency crews gathered around the accident scene they found a familiar sight; a mangled sports car and victims of speed.

"It's a little, supped up race car. These Dodge SRT Neons are turbo charged. Unfortunately we work a lot of crashes on these types of cars. Too much power, not enough car," said Trooper Jason Brooks of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said they can't prove the driver was racing and there were no witnesses who actually saw the accident. But they can prove he was speeding.

"Approximately 80-miles-per-hour. I don't have an exact speed, but he was definitely going pretty fast," added Brooks.

Troopers say the driver lost control, went through some woods and hit a pole head on. Two passengers ran from the crash to a nearby house to call for an ambulance while the driver lay trapped in his car.

Emergency crews extricated the man who was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Wednesday morning, their conditions are unknown.

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gnyce said:
Just saw the news. It was a red srt and it looked to have silver SRT-4 lettering down the front and rear doors. Couldn't tell for sure but they did release the drivers name as 19 year old Charles Holt from Orlando. He is listed in stable condition at ORMC and is not deceased. I believe we are talking about the same accident. This was also on lk underhill. He was charged with reckless driving doing 80 mph in a 45 mph zone and also charge with driving with a suspended license. There were passengers but the report says they were not seriously injured
Oh okay. I hope he learned his lesson. Still sucks tho...:(
 

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this is why i drive like a grandma most of the time. i hope he's ok and learns his lesson. he is really lucky to be alive
 

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"Too much power, not enough car," said Trooper Jason Brooks of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Usually it's too much power and not enough driver.

But either way, it is relieving to know that no one lost their life. Hopefully driver (and passengers) will take this as a sign to take it easy when driving.
 

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"Too much power, not enough car," said Trooper Jason Brooks of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Usually it's too much power and not enough driver.
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Hope he fully recovers.
 

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This is why I had to sell my SRT, All these Stupid kids, made my insurance payment more than the car payment.
 

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mpbiv said:
"Too much power, not enough car," said Trooper Jason Brooks of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Usually it's too much power and not enough driver.

But either way, it is relieving to know that no one lost their life. Hopefully driver (and passengers) will take this as a sign to take it easy when driving.
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And yet another example....

Of why the insurance rates are sky high on the car!

And, another example that the IIHS doesn't seem to know too much! That impact is about twice the speed of a crash test impact, and two passengers exited the vehicle, and the other survived....

Crash tests seem more like a dyno, while real results are like going to the track!
 

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mpbiv said:
"Too much power, not enough car," said Trooper Jason Brooks of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Usually it's too much power and not enough driver.

But either way, it is relieving to know that no one lost their life. Hopefully driver (and passengers) will take this as a sign to take it easy when driving.
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+275000, He was only 19, that alone says alot. Yes I know there are some really good young drivers but for the most part experience plays a big roll in situations like this. I do hope he makes a full recovery and learns something from this.
 

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Damn.. I saw that car a couple weeks ago. TurboMatt and I were driving down Lake Underhill last night near Rouse around midnight, but we didn't see anything like that.
 

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the ironic thing is this car came flying by me tuesday afternoon about 4:30 pm
 
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