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Street racing is a pretty damn dangerous undertaking, especially when accounting for the fact that safety precautions are not exactly a number one priority for most folks involved in the street racing scene. Still, despite all of the risks, it’s not all that common to see a car get freakin’ split in half at the end of a race. After all, this is real life we’re talking about and not some high-budget, CGI-laden Fast and Furious movie.

That’s what makes this Mustang vs. Mustang match-up so ridiculously crazy. It ended in one driven sustaining a broken jaw, some missing teeth, and a broken shoulder after his car crashed into a utility pole. Considering that the Mustang was completely destroyed in the wreck, it’s a miracle that this guy wasn’t more seriously hurt.

Just check out the footage below, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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Per Jalopnik:

It’s unclear where and when this took place, though it seems be somewhere down south, possibly Louisiana or Mississippi, as the guy running the show says that one car is from New Orleans while the other is from Mississippi.

What happens to the driver from Mississippi is absolutely terrifying, as he loses control of his car about 50 feet in and it careens into the pole. He’s then seen climbing out of the car and lying on the ground, alive but extremely shaken up. Neither driver appears to have been wearing a helmet, and the crashed Mustang also didn’t have a roll cage.

Whoa. That guy was seriously close to being another tragic statistic. Here’s hoping he learned his lesson and decides to put an end to his street racing career. Or, at the absolute least, wears a helmet next time.

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