'Not only have you injured someone, but now you've lost your freedom'

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Nob Hill street racing accident Thursday left a woman and her 4-year-old son in the hospital. Action News learned that woman is 26-year-old Devon Parks.

She and her son are still in the hospital recovering.

Meanwhile the two men racing are in the Yakima county jail.

Bail was set at $50,000 for the car who hit Parks and $10,000 for the other.

"Lady looked to her left, probably saw vehicle coming east on Nob Hill. But there's no way she could gauge their speed," said Yakima Police Sergeant Jay Seely.

Police said Everardo Nava and Jose Badillo Ramirez were driving double the speed limit.

It's why they're now wearing green prison garb - both facing two counts of vehicular assault.

The possible punishment? 10 years in jail and a fine of $20,000.

"That's a lot of time," Seely said. "One mistake and you can see what the result of one mistake can be. Not only have you injured someone, but now you've lost your freedom."

The injured woman, 26-year-old Devon Parks, is still recovering, now listed in fair condition.

The same goes for her four-year-old son - saved because of a top-dollar car seat and the way it was used.

"That simple bit of education could have saved her child's life?" KIMA asked.

"Absolutely there's no doubt in my mind that did save her child's life," Seely said.

Police hope more speed patrols beginning later this month will convince drivers to slow down.

Action News looked into the numbers and learned Yakima police responded to 23 racing incidents last year.

Yakima County deputies only made one arrest for street racing.

The most recent serious racing accident in Yakima came last May. It left 17-year-old Brandon Henley in critical condition.

"While the first two-to-three blocks it may be fun while your racing. One bad mistake and you can see," he said.

See the destruction that could have been a death sentence.

Nava has only minor traffic infractions on his record.

Badillo-Ramirez has a history of racing and speeding allegations.

Both are also on an immigration holds.