Viral video shows night of dangerous street racing on streets of Detroit

Crowds of people gathering on Livernois Avenue late at night

DETROIT – Residents are outraged after viral videos showed drivers racing and pulling dangerous stunts on the streets of Detroit.

The dangerous driving happened near Livernois and Warren avenues on Detroit's west side.

"It's very loud," said Jazmine Rosario, who hears the noise outside her window every summer. "You wake up when you're sleeping. The baby wakes up crying."

Rosario worries racing will lead to someone getting seriously hurt.

"Somebody could get hurt," she said. "Somebody could lose their life over nonsense."

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For years, the stretch of Livernois Avenue has been known for street racing, but it got out of control during the weekend. People started "air surfing" while holding on to doors in the middle of the street.

Rosario said she has called police about the problem. Both neighbors and business owners said when the crowds gather weekly, Detroit police are nowhere to be found.

"We need more officers out here," Rosario said.

Store surveillance showed the crowd arriving at at 3 a.m. one night over the weekend and shutting down the road for more than two hours. Enforcement would help, but for those who call the west-side area home, they believe it goes back to the people responsible.

"People have got to change," Rosario said. "It's not Detroit. It's the people that have got to change. If you want a better city, do better for your own good."

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