Five survive horrific crash

A Ford Mustang was demolished when it smashed into a hydro pole on Eglinton Ave. W. at Hewick's...

A Ford Mustang was demolished when it smashed into a hydro pole on Eglinton Ave. W. at Hewick's Lane, just east of Mississauga Rd. in Streetsville, shortly before the noon-hour Friday. Four people were rushed to hospital. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/QMI Agency)

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:29 PM ET

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - A sports car was crushed and shredded after smashing into a pole as it approached a speed trap in Streetsville Friday morning.

But the five young men inside the Ford Mustang managed to survive the horrific high-speed crash, which is now being probed by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

“It’s hard to imagine that was ever a car,” area resident Derrick Stacey said Friday, looking at the wreckage on Eglinton Ave. W., just east of Mississauga Rd.

Stacey arrived home shortly after the collision — which happened at 10:45 a.m. — so he didn’t see what happened. But he said it’s quite common for motorists to speed along the stretch of Eglinton.

Stacey said it’s not uncommon to see drivers travelling 100 km/h in the 60 km/h zone.

It’s believed the blue sports car was heading eastbound at a high rate of speed when it struck a light standard near Hewick’s Lane.

The passenger’s side of the convertible was demolished.


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