One more Tesla proprietor takes to Twitter to thank Tesla and Elon Musk for saving her life. Once more, whereas we have now no approach to understand how this crash would have turned out if she wasn’t driving a Tesla, the circumstances, the recipe for catastrophe, and the situation of the autos inform a tremendous story.
A Tesla Model 3 proprietor was touring in Ohio at over 70 mph. A pickup truck, reportedly piloted by a drunk driver, was touring over 70 mph in the wrong way. Actually, it appears the drunk was going the incorrect approach when he hit the Mannequin 3 head on.
As anticipated, the end result was catastrophic. You may see from the pictures within the tweet that the Mannequin 3 is a catastrophe, although it is nonetheless sitting upright on its wheels, the motive force’s aspect door is absolutely open, and the cabin look like in glorious form regardless of the circumstances. The passenger aspect of the automobile seems to be worse, nevertheless it’s onerous to see it within the pictures.
In the meantime, the pickup truck seems to be completely mangled because it sits the wrong way up on the street forward. Whereas the situation of the automobiles is a vital a part of the story, what’s extra necessary is the situation of the drivers.
The Mannequin 3 driver, Jen Dunlap, sustained some minor accidents. The Mannequin 3 passenger was nonetheless within the hospital underneath commentary on the time of writing, however reportedly, “issues are trying constructive.” The pickup truck driver was in adequate form to be arrested and brought to jail. Apparently, this was his second DUI this 12 months.
The velocity of those two automobiles approaching each other head on turns into exponential, and there isn’t any approach it isn’t going to trigger excessive injury to the autos. The impression was onerous sufficient to flip the pickup truck, however luckily, the Mannequin 3, with its heavy battery pack and low middle of gravity remained “on its toes,” so to talk.