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A Wasted F-150 Driver Tried To Kill A New MX-5 Launch Edition

A new Mazda MX-5 Miata Launch Edition has already been smashed up in Florida thanks to an F-150 driver who was 'under the influence of illegal substances'

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Picture from Instagram user @Mx5id
Picture from Instagram user @Mx5id

A new Mazda MX-5 Miata has already been involved in a heavy shunt in Jacksonville, Florida. The stricken car was a Launch Edition ND (one of 1000 to be produced) that was hit by a Ford F-150 pick-up whose driver was ‘under the influence of illegal substances’.

Picture from Instagram user @Mx5id
Picture from Instagram user @Mx5id

The incident took place on Monday, and the MX-5 had only just been driven away from the Mazda forecourt before being rear-ended and smashed into the car in front. As you can see, both the front and rear of the car are badly damaged, and the airbags were deployed.

Pre-tragedy sales photo, from Instagram user @TopMiata
Pre-tragedy sales photo, from Instagram user @TopMiata

Thankfully, no major injures were sustained. It remains unclear if the car will be written off or repaired.

Amazingly, however, good guy Mazda has decided to send out a replacement car in the next month.