Ah, to be young and foolish again instead of just… foolish. It’s been proven time and time again that inexperience combined with youthful enthusiasm and lots, and lots of horses directed to the rear wheels are a recipe for disaster, something Mustang owners are all too painfully aware of.
And as with so many stories we’ve heard and seen involving Mustang drivers (as well as of other high-powered and relatively affordable sports cars, to be fair) of all generations and different kinds of crashes, it all begins with owners attempting to exhibit their drifting skills – or lack thereof – to their peers.
In this instance, the owner of what we are told was a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang GT coupe that was acquired just three days before the incident received a rude (and wet) awakening in Canada after a poor attempt to impress his friends with his potent ride.
It all went down in Cranbrook, British Columbia in Canada earlier this week at the parking lot of a local mall where young men usually gather outside a Tim Horton’s restaurant. The young, and up until then, proud owner of the “Need for Green” colored Mustang GT attempted to drift the muscle car that’s powered by a 460 hp 5.0-liter V8 in the wet, and not before long, he crash landed in an adjacent creek. Ouch!
We spoke to someone with knowledge of the accident who told us that the driver “was young and inexperienced and tried to show off” by drifting in the rain. “He lost control and crashed. It was a brand new car, bought it 3 days prior”. On the bright side, our source tells us that “nobody was hurt” – besides the muscle car. Well, that’s got to count for something.
As for the car, it doesn’t look good, as we’re guessing that with all the body, mechanical and possibly even water damage, it’s probably going to be a write-off.