72 Mach 1 vs tree

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Honestly I don’t know if there is anything wrong with those tires, just a connection between totaled 71-73’s and those tires seems to exist.

Probably has more to do with too much go pedal and not enough other safe driving components.
Safe driving components have nothing to do with it. The only component that has anything to do with it is the driver and their ability to stay with in posted speed limits. I did the same thing to my 1st mach1 over 40 years ago because of my inability to do the speed limit. If you notice the new mustangs have all the latest safety components but there getting totaled left and right. Speed being the contributing factor in almost all of the accidents. Praying these 2 young people recover and are able to put this in their life experience folder and learn from it. As young adults people can tell us about the dangers of speed and Physics, but as young people we are invincible. As a young man I had adults trying to tell me about the dangers of speed but it failed to register until the night I tried to turn my Mach 1 inside out.
 
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I've seen a few wrecked like this. Gotta be a tough one to ride through for sure.




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Wow, that’s bad! Hope they recover quickly with minimal long term effects.

Roughly 35 years ago we came across an accident scene where a ‘69 fastback had a similar meeting with a tree. five months later my Dad and I were working on my ‘69 at the Air Force base auto shop and someone asked if I would be interested in parts. It turned out to be a buddy of the guy who wrapped his around the tree. I went to look at it and did buy the rear fold down seat parts which surprisingly were still good. It took me hours to get the parts out of the car though with the passenger door not able to open and the roof smashed to the belt line. The poor guy was still in a cast and on crutches watching out the window. I felt quite guilty taking parts off his baby… I had the option to buy the whole car, but there really wasn’t much left that was usable. It had a 4 speed but I was worried it was damaged the car was so twisted.
 
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Younger drivers are not used to our 'analog' cars. No traction control, no stability control, no antilock brakes. The Viper is one example, lots of horse power but no aides.
 

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You can always replace a car, but that does not matter. That crash looks so very bad. They are in my prayers.

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Wasn't there a similar (if not identical) crash a couple of years ago? I wonder if these are the same pictures.
 
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