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McLaren Supercar Demolished In Suspected Street-Racing Crash Outside Bustling School

WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A supercar worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was smashed into pieces in Woodland Hills Tuesday in a suspected street-racing crash that sent two people to a hospital.

The collision involving a green 2016 McLaren 650S Spider worth more than $300,000 and an Audi A6 happened around 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Califa Street and Platt Avenue — right next to a schoolyard full of kids. Police said a third driver involved took off from the scene.

According to investigators, the McLaren was speeding down Platt when it crashed into the innocent driver of the Audi at the intersection, and slammed into a light pole. The light pole may have saved the children playing soccer outside the Hale Charter Academy from being struck. The impact of the crash was so violent, the front of the sports car shattered into pieces on a sidewalk outside the middle school.

Police said the driver of the McLaren may have been racing the driver of a black Dodge Charger when he crashed into the Audi, which was making a left turn at the light.

Police said the driver of the Audi was hurt along with the driver of the McLaren. The driver of the Charger left the scene, but may not have known what happened.

Witnesses told police, the McLaren driver was driving 70 to 80 mph at the time of the crash in a 25 mph school zone.

"It's pretty scary because when the accident happened, many students from both high schools and the elementary school [were leaving] the school and it's pretty dangerous," said Miri Hod, who lives in the neighborhood. "I drive this road almost every day and I've never seen anything like this in my life."

The McLaren is registered to Kenneth Lynch, a controller for Relativity Media LLC, which has produced dozens of hit movies like "Blood Diamond" and "Despicable me."

Several trade magazines report Relativity Media just emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Police are looking for the drivers of a black Dodge Charger as well as a gray or silver BMW 5-Series that may have been involved or witnessed the crash.

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