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This is a good example of what will happen if you crash one of the first gen mustangs. When they came out in 65 sales in my home town got hurt by someone crashing one and it tore into three pieces and was brand new no rust. So when you go out an run over 100 the results would be worse than this. Looks like in town so I doubt very fast. Did not google search it for story. 

I did go back and the car was in South Africa. Did not say anything about driver or passenger is any. Here are a couple more pics.









 
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I saw that earlier, wow what a shame. I hope no one got hurt, but I would be surprised if they didn’t. I thought my wreck last year was bad but nothing compared to this. Damn!

I just saw that this was from 2013.

 
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This is a good example of what will happen if you crash one of the first gen mustangs. When they came out in 65 sales in my home town got hurt by someone crashing one and it tore into three pieces and was brand new no rust. So when you go out an run over 100 the results would be worse than this. Looks like in town so I doubt very fast. Did not google search it for story.

I did go back and the car was in South Africa. Did not say anything about driver or passenger is any. Here are a couple more pics.







Interesting how they parked it with now having safety in mind by chocking the front tire...
 

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This still happens to modern vehicles, after a certain speed the car is just going to break up. I am not sure how much worse older cars where when it came to breaking apart, as it seems a lot of that old steel was much thicker, but modern cars are definitely much safer.
The Corvette that hit a tractor trailer running from the cops:
 

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No problems here, the cigarette lighter still good 😁
 
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