Police say midnight street racing was to blame for a bad traffic accident on the city's north side early today, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Around 1AM, police say the driver of a pickup slammed his truck into a telephone pole in the 3600 block of Thousand Oaks.

  Investigators believe the victim's truck was hit from behind by another vehicle which was racing down Thousand Oaks in a competition with a third vehicle.

  As is always the case, the coward who was driving the other car in the race ran away when he saw what had happened.

  The racing vehicle that rear ended the pickup did stop, and he is likely to face serious criminal charges.

  The pickup driver had to be cut out of the wreckage of his truck by the Jaws of Life and was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.