You know how in low-budget sitcoms, there’s a standard joke setup where someone warns someone to be careful, then the warn-ee walks into a doorway, and then you hear a bunch of crashing and breaking things, and then they come back out and say some punch line? That’s pretty much what this video is like, only with a Mustang.

I hope the Mustang driver is unhurt, because I can’t help but crack up at this video. I think it’s the crashing sounds—they’re almost too good, too perfect, too on-the-nose to be real, but they are. Part of me wishes the video kept going so I could see the driver emerge with a smashed lampshade on his head and a toilet seat around his neck.

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Also, if a solitary hubcap would have rolled by just before the camera pans to the wreck, that would have been perfect.

Also worth wondering: how the fuck did this wreck even happen? That looks like a lovely, bright, dry Los Angeles day, there’s not much traffic, the Mustang wasn’t even going that fast, taking a left-hand turn through the intersection, and then everything goes nuts.

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Did the driver hit both gas and brake at once? It looks like the front wheels are smoking as the car crosses the intersection – did the brakes lock the front wheels, somehow?

I’m baffled. Was there a Cars and Coffee letting out somewhere in that building?

It’s hard to let that joke die when we keep getting these videos sent to us.

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(thanks, Dashcam Warriors)