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Queens, NY - Teens In Drag Racing That Killed 12yr Old Held on $250,000 Bail

Published on: August 18, 2009 11:24 AM
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2-year-old Aviv Babayev died Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained in last Wednesday's drag racing crash.2-year-old Aviv Babayev died Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained in last Wednesday's drag racing crash.

Queens, NY - Two New York City teenagers accused of drag racing have been charged in the death of a 12-year-old boy who was injured when the cars collided.

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Queens prosecutors say David Badalov, 18, and David Lakhchakov, 16, are charged with second-degree manslaughter, among other charges, in the death of Aviv Babayeva.

The teens are accused of racing up to 76 mph on a street last Wednesday in a 35 mph zone.

Prosecutors say one of the teens lost control of his car, slamming into the other teen’s SUV and striking a parked van.

Babayev was sitting in the backseat of the car that struck the other vehicles.

He suffered a broken pelvis, thighbones, brain swelling, and trauma to his head and torso. He died Sunday.

The teens are each being held on $250,000 bail.


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 Aug 18, 2009 at 10:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Excellent, it is about time that people realise that an automobile is just as much a deadly weapon in the hands of an inexperienced & foolish driver as a gun is in the hands of an untrained and irrational individual.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM Eli Says:

The parents who gave this 16 year old boy a car, should also be charged.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM oh my.......... Says:

oh my this is mamish so scary....when are people going to learn???

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 11:04 AM oy vey Says:

Reply to #2  
Eli Says:

The parents who gave this 16 year old boy a car, should also be charged.

not if the boy had a drivers license.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 11:27 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

this is the diference between someone who is trained to investigate an accident and
someone who is not.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 11:34 AM Eli W Says:

Reply to #3  
ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

Many of today's modern cars as well many GPS navigators will record the speed and other data of the last trip.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM Anonymous Says:

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ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

in a crash that fast the speedomiter get stock. and its dosn't fall back to 0.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

in a crash that fast the speedomiter get stock. and its dosn't fall back to 0.

oh please - since when do cars still have analog speedometers that get "stuck"????

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM Expatriate Owl Says:

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ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

Lakhchakov was driving a 2009 Lexus and Badalov was driving a 2004 BMW. Methinks that each of these models has a "black box" unit which recorded the speed, etc.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 03:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
ShatzMatz Says:

How did they calculate that they were doing 76mph? Could it have been 74? Just asking.

who really cares if it was 74 or 76 mph. they were going way over the speed limit on city streets and they shouldn't have been going that fast.

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 Aug 18, 2009 at 03:07 PM Z. N. Mishegoss Says:

You can also measure the speed from the skid marks, crumple depth, and other forensic information at the scene. It's second semester physics mostly.

As to the drivers, throw the book at them. If they want to race, go to Englishtown or Lime Rock and rent the track.

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 Aug 19, 2009 at 07:05 AM shmiel glassman Says:

how tragic /factually i think the niftar was 12 not 2 but it really does not make a difference
"you can do something in a minute that gives you a headache for a lifetime"
this could easily have been a thrill that ends well!!!! & the boy loses his life , family...
one last point; erev rosh chodesh elul; " this was written on rosh hashana last year" mi bekitzo umi lo..tichle shana ukelalosehu

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 Aug 19, 2009 at 08:56 AM Nana Says:

I think I know the family. Does anyone have information on Shiva? I live out of town and would like to send written condolences. Thanks. Bsuros Tovos only!!

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 Aug 25, 2009 at 05:36 PM Anonymous Says:

reply to #2
You can't get a driver's license in New York City at the age of 16. So yes the parents should be held accountable as well for allowing a 16 yr old to drive a car without a licensed driver in the car with him. And even with a licensed driver in the car, he still needs a learner's permit.

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 Aug 26, 2009 at 09:43 PM Anonymous Says:

really who cares about the boy not having his driver's license and the speed why do you need to know this or be arguing about it, just be sympathetic to the family and know that if it was your children you wouldn't want random people bashing your child for a mistake that yeah was tragic but other people have done, kids will be kids no matter what and this stuff is inevitable

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 Feb 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

really who cares about the boy not having his driver's license and the speed why do you need to know this or be arguing about it, just be sympathetic to the family and know that if it was your children you wouldn't want random people bashing your child for a mistake that yeah was tragic but other people have done, kids will be kids no matter what and this stuff is inevitable

thank you for realizing that because every one seems to be missing the fact that they lost a cousin or a brother in that car that night and they learned there lesson and there life has changed for ever

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