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O.C. Street Takeovers Included a Flaming Ring of Fire and One Run-Over Spectator

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Street takeovers in Southern California on Thursday looked a little more like Lord of the Flies meets Fast & Furious than usual, as racers and revelers united for some good old-fashioned vehicular manslaughter and pyromania in the Orange County cities of Anaheim and Buena Park.

A potentially deadly situation went down at the intersection of Valley View Street and Artesia Boulevard in Buena Park late last night, where video of fast-circling cars also includes the usual group of pedestrians risking their skin in the center of it all, shooting video and generally making matadors taunting a bull look safe in comparison.

KTLA has a video that shows a young man running directly into the path of a donut-busting car from the margins of the crowd, realizing too late that he's about to get hit by a speeding silver sedan. He slips right in front of the ride, with another spectator blocking the view of what happens, though the potential to have his head crushed by the car's passenger side back tires looks all too apparent.

The young man is shown lying on the ground, melon still thankfully intact, though he does not appear to be moving. The report goes on to say that there's no record of an ambulance being called. All kidding in the face of humanity's downfall aside, we hope he lives to tell this tale.

While he went down, down, down, the flames went higher over in Anaheim, where some even more loco street racing fanatics decided, "this is pretty lame. Let's start a fire" at the intersection of Sunkist Street and East Cerritos. Along with fireworks being ignited, some kind of flammable liquid was applied to the asphalt, which was sparked up into a ring of fire for cars and people to endanger their asses around, driving in circles around the conflagration and jumping through the flames. At least it got everyone off their cell phones.

According to ABC, cops showed up around 12:30 am this morning, at which point everyone scattered. At which point, the party moved to Costa Mesa, where the shenanigans continued, albeit without fire and apparent bodily injury.

The night of street takeovers follows an incident in Compton this week in which a dude popped out of his car and began throwing money around to those gathered.

But apparently, no one got anything in O.C. this week.

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