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What could be better than celebrating a new car purchase than a trip through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru?  It seems a driver who recently purchased a Mazda CX-5 thought this was a great way to celebrate their new vehicle. Something went horribly wrong as they entered the drive-thru area.

Somehow, the CX-5 ended up on its side

The Mazda CX-5 entered the drive-thru area at a Londonderry, New Hampshire, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, but something went horribly wrong.  We can only guess the exact nature of the incident. Based on pictures, we can surmise that the driver misjudged their new vehicle.  The photos and story shared by CarScoops show a yellow entrance barrier pole bent at a steep angle and the vehicle resting on its side.

The driver may have driven up the pole at a slow pace. This means they either hit the accelerator inadvertently when they meant to hit the brake pedal and back up or purposely drove up the pole.  Regardless, we can only speculate how the vehicle ended up on its side. Was it because the driver continued to drive up the yellow barrier pole in the drive-thru area? We still aren’t sure.

White 2024 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV posed.
2024 Mazda CX-5 | Mazda

How do we know this is a new Mazda CX-5?

While it’s a guess that the vehicle is new, the clean undercarriage, the presence of a dealer plate on the front, and temporary tag on the rear signal a new vehicle.  The driver could have driven from the dealership, after completing the sales process, ready for a coffee to celebrate their new purchase.  Unfortunately, this incideent cut the celebration short prematurely.

Police, fire crews, and an ambulance rushed to the scene to help those in the turned vehicle.  It’s likely the Mazda CX-5 might be damaged to the point of being considered a total loss. Thankfully, no one sustained injuries in this incident.