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Mustang Learns That Fast & Furious 'Drive Under Big Rigs' Move Doesn't Work

(Photo credits: Danville, IL police)
(Photo credits: Danville, IL police)

Police in Danville, Illinois are reporting minor injuries after a “scary train of events” that led to this Mustang being lodged under the trailer of a big rig on Highway 36. They’re still trying to figure out what exactly happened.

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Surely you remember the opening sequence of the original The Fast & The Furious where one of those little neon’d 90's Honda Civics zips underneath that semi-truck’s trailer to avoid crashing?

That scene from The Fast & The Furious, 2001
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Unfortunately for this Mustang, real big rigs are a little bit lower.

The Danville Metro Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the accident took place between CR 200 E and CR 300 E on US HWY 36 at about 6 a.m. local time and was significant enough to shut the road down for a period of time.

Illustration for article titled Mustang Learns That iFast  Furious/i Drive Under Big Rigs Move Doesnt Work

The lanes have since been reopened, but a representative at the department told me over the phone that the investigation into the cause of the crash was still underway as of about 1 p.m. local time. So we’re not really sure if this was another case of a Mustang gone wild, a trucker missing a car in their blindspot or something else altogether.

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Regardless the result is pretty clear: you can’t actually fit under one of those trailers, even in a little car that’s just 52 inches roof-to-road.

Hat tip to Parker!

Jalopnik Staffer from 2013 to 2020, now Editor-In-Chief at Car Bibles

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