Over the years, the Ford Mustang has garnered plenty of attention, but sadly, not all of it is positive. Aside from being one of the most popular and successful models in the history of the automobile, the original pony car is also a frequent victim of inexperienced drivers, who tend to overpower the car’s rear tires and smash into things – seemingly on a daily basis. We’ve seen this time and time again, in the form of stolen cars, cars crashing into crowds, and even Mustangs smashing into buildings and other inanimate objects such as poles. Now, we have even more video evidence that this phenomenon isn’t close to being over, courtesy of this short clip posted by the Instagram page 323_1320 that shows the aftermath of an S550 Ford Mustang race gone wrong.
It’s unclear what, exactly, led to this particular crash, though it seems as if the S550 Ford Mustang in question was racing down some public road when the driver lost control, got sideways, and proceeded to smash into a curb. There just so happened to also be three bystanders beyond that same curb, who quickly scurry away when it becomes clear that the pony car is heading in their direction at a high speed and without any control exercised by the driver.
The Mustang is going so fast, in fact, that it jumps the curb and hits a tree, at which point a light pole also falls down right in front of the car. With pieces falling down all around them, the driver emerges from the vehicle – seemingly unscathed – right before the clip ends, at least proving that it doesn’t seem as if anyone was hurt by this transgression – a minor miracle, indeed.
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The same can’t be said for the poor S550 Ford Mustang, however, which suffered extensive front end damage, as well as what is likely some damage to the undercarriage as well. As is the case with similar videos in the past, it’s also further proof that not everyone is cut out to drive a powerful pony car, which requires a bit more care and finesse to operate at or near its limit than the average automobile.