Illustration for article titled This Shelby GT500 Crashed So Hard Its Engine Detached And Hit Another Car

A 33-year-old Utah woman crashed her 2009 Shelby GT500 with such force last month that the roof disintegrated, the front suspension detached, and the engine flew out of the car. The big V8 was then struck by an Acura causing another accident. Everyone survived.


Enormous skill isn't required to pilot a Shelby GT500, but a little common sense is necessary if you're going to keep the 500-horsepower beast on the road.

The woman at the center of this crash, Shannon Welch, was driving along State Route 9 when she cut off another car trying to merge onto Interstate 15 but instead lost control and hit a dirt barrier, according to The Spectrum & Daily News.

Utilizing Ford's newest ejection technology, the front end of the car separated from the rest of the Shelby. The Acura RSX trailing behind then collided with the supercharged powerplant and punted it down the road.


Welch was sent to the hospital with serious injuries but appears to have survived. Speed, obviously, was suspected.

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