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2020 Ford Mustang Driver Rear Ends Car While Racing: Video

Street racing almost never pays off, and often, innocent motorists find themselves in danger just because a foolish driver chooses to put their driving skills – or lack thereof – to the test. Unfortunately, a 2020 Ford Mustang was recently involved in a brutal street racing wreck in Texas, rear-ending another vehicle and crashing into its competitor in the process, as reported by DFW Scanner.

The Ford Mustang and a 2016 Chevy Corvette engaged in a speed contest on the night of December 8th, 2022 in the southbound lanes on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in northern Texas. The Mustang was speeding in the far right lane and was unable to avoid a Hyundai Elantra traveling in the same lane. Immediately following the impact, the Mustang spun out of control and collected the Corvette. The Corvette then slammed into the median barrier and rolled over as the Mustang spun across traffic.

The driver and passenger of the Corvette were both transported to a local hospital with injuries. The passenger was reported to have sustained critical injuries, while the driver was stable. The driver of the Ford Mustang, meanwhile, attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but was ultimately apprehended. The 27-year-old man was determined to have been intoxicated during the time of the crash, and has been charged with two counts of Intoxication Assault, Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, and two counts of Racing on Highway Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

The report notes that the driver of the Hyundai who was struck by the Ford Mustang was not seriously hurt.

The crash was captured on a dashcam video from a motorist behind the two racing vehicles. At the time of impact, the camera’s feedback indicates that the cammer was traveling at approximately 80 mph, but was easily overtaken by the Corvette and Mustang.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. JME80

    I’ll never understand why people INSIST on drunk driving, or driving like they’re trying to qualify for Indy, especially in TX…not worth it by any means.

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    1. RWFA

      Basically it’s the mechanical manifestation extreme self-centered childish idiocy.

      Reply
  2. RWFA

    Hence why we need speed limiters to say 80 or 85 mph.

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    1. Jham

      Gross. Good troll post.

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      1. RWFA

        Troll? Seriously?

        For what, on public roads, do you need a car capable of supra-legal speeds??

        Please confine your post-pubescent speed hoonage to the track where the real pros do it.

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    2. Stevie

      It’s pointless. What’s the point of putting a 80 mph speed limiter when one can do 65 in a 35 mph zone?

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      1. RWFA

        KE = 0.5*m*v^2 is the point.

        Also, supralegal speeds significantly increase the risk of an accident whether singular or multi vehicle.

        For singular vehicle, the hoon lacking in discretion, judgement and/or basic impulse control, outdrives his skill, equipment and/or conditions, and with each additional mph, the risk both increases, as well as the compound result of said hoon’s stupidity.

        For multi vehicle, normally behaving drivers aren’t expecting or accustomed to cars traveling significantly in excess of the speed limit and as they make moves timed over years of experience, the supralegal idiots kill or maim them.

        And back to kinetic energy, the energy one brings into an impact increases with the square of velocity exponentially increasing the consequences of a crash.

        Similarly, the consequences of impact where differential speed is significant are well demonstrated by the video.

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        1. Zviera

          Your comments are at a different level, love reading them.

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          1. RWFA

            Thank you I appreciate that.

            The reality is that any sentient responsible adult who loves cars, driving and racing, knows that public roads are not for this and abhores the “mentality” of the “mo powwarrr” cretins who think any form of this is acceptable.

            One day GPS speed limiters will be practical (where all vehicles from those of granny turtles to hooner rabbits tool along at the max safe speed for the road and conditions) and when they are, I’m so there for it because so much selfish-stupidity-derived tragedy, sorrow and expense will be eliminated (and we all will, on the average, get to where we are going faster.)

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  3. MalibuRam

    That Mustang is out there sending it Let’s Gooo FORD

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  4. Tom

    And the guy with the dash cam didn’t bother to stop and assist which just to be a law in most states.

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  5. Rory

    This isn’t a commentary on performance vehicles as much as it is the lack of logic from politicians and “safety advocates.” : Regardless of whether one is for absolute freedom or for government oversight, whether you are for or against performance vehicles, I find it totally counterintuitive and contradictory…the stuff that comes out of politicians’ and safety advocates’ mouths. They want to ban firearms of different types because “they have no legitimate use,” force us to use purported “safety” spouts for gasoline jugs that – many of which – actually enhance the potential for a spill, and regulate just about everything else in our lives but at the same time, they say nothing about licensed motor vehicles for the roadways that can accelerate 0-60mph in three seconds or less and can reach 140-180mph…all on a national system of highways where the absolute maximum legal speed limit is 75 or 80mph. It’s just a total lack of logic = a combination of control + politics at their worst. RCS

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    1. Mark

      The next thing you know these same people will allow our children to play tackle football. Oh, the humanity!

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    2. RWFA

      A safety advocate for one category may not have visibility or insight into a different hazard.

      With a bit of insight and reflection, or lacking that a bit of scholarship, there are other plausible reasons why the inconsistencies you cite are a part of human nature but I’m not so interested to list them up here.

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