Shocking video shows the moment an adrenaline-rush loving father and son went drag racing in the Lincoln Tunnel and ended up in a high-speed crash.
New Jersey man Fred Ordine, 44, and his son Chadwick Quinones, 25, went drag racing in their Corvette sports cars in the 1.5mile-long Lincoln tunnel on February 9 that ended up in a out-of-control crash around 10pm.
Quinones shared dashcam video of their race showing his black Corvette speed past a bus and other vehicles. A yellow Corvette, driven by Ordine, is seen in a nearby lane attempting to pass the black sports car just before Quinones loses control of his vehicle and starts to spiral.
The father and son, from Hewitt, were arrested on Tuesday for sharing that video on Instagram months after the crash.
New Jersey man Fred Ordine, 44, (left) and his son Chadwick Quinones, 25, (right) were arrested on Tuesday after they went drag racing and crashed their Corvette sports cars in the Lincoln Tunnel on February 9 then Quinones shared video of the race on Instagram months later
The two went drag racing in their Corvette sports cars in the 1.5mile-long Lincoln tunnel on February 9 that ended up in a out-of-control crash. Dashcam footage from the black Corvette that Quinones was driving pictured above. Ordine in the yellow Corbette pictured left
The heart-pumping video shows the moment the driver of the black Corvette loses control and his car starts to spin into neighboring lanes, bashing into driving cars along the way
Spiraling: The video shows how Quinones’ car began to spin out of control and crashed into the blue car above
The heart-pumping video shows the moment the black Corvette loses control and starts to spin into neighboring lanes, bashing into driving cars along the way.
The Lincoln Tunnel is a tunnel under the Hudson River that connects Weehawken, New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan in New York City and holds just two lanes of traffic.
Quinones and Ordine fled the scene before police arrived, Port Authority spokeswoman Lenis Rodrigues said to the Daily Voice.
Quinones then returned to the scene about an hour and a half later and admitted he was involved in the crash.
‘We were messing around in the tunnel and I lost it, and hit him,’ Quinones said, according to court papers as per the New York Daily News.
‘We feel bad about it,’ Ordine said.
Rodrigues said that police gave Quinones summonses for leaving the crash scene, careless driving, and not having registration and let him go.
However, Port Authority police came after the father and son duo again after Quinones posted the dashcam video of the race and crash on his Instagram page that went viral and was reposted by other users.
Chadwick Quinones has a picture of the sports cars as his Facebook cover photo
Father and son: On Tuesday Port Authority Police arrested Quinones (right) and Ordine (left) and they were charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and participating in an illegal speed contest
The Lincoln Tunnel is a tunnel under the Hudson River that connects Weehawken, New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan in New York City and holds just two lanes of traffic
When detectives asked Quinones about it, he immediately took down the video.
After an investigation and reviewing the video, Port Authority Police arrested Quinones and Ordine on Tuesday and they were charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and participating in an illegal speed contest.
The case will be prosecuted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
‘We are committed to tracking down people who commit this type of reckless behavior and prosecuting them,’ Port Authority Police Chief Detective Matthew Wilson said. ‘In doing so, we hope to deter others from doing the same.’
The father and son’s lawyer Igor Litvak called them ‘law-abiding people’.
‘They pleaded not guilty. They’re presumed not guilty,’ he added.