27 Apr Tesla owner walks out almost ‘unscathed’ in a severe Tesla Model S crash
Apr 27, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali
A Tesla Model S owner has walked away safely from a severe crash where the vehicle hit a guardrail (crash barrier) and rolled over a few times until landing in a trench on it’s wheels.
Kaelan posted the picture of his Model S after it was towed to a crash yard (below) in a tweet yesterday, which shows that the passenger cabin stayed almost intact despite the severity of the crash. Kaelan said in his tweet;
Thank you Elon Musk and thank you to the whole Tesla team for making safety one of your top priorities. Last Friday I had a serious accident with my Tesla Model S. Had I been in any other car, the consensus among First Responders is that I would no longer be here. Thank you.
It’s lately been unfortunate for Tesla that crashes involving Autopilot or suspected to be Autopilot related, get a lot of media attention while the incidents where people’s lives are saved does not gain much traction.
We have reported a few incidents since 2016 where Tesla vehicle’s top safety measure have saved lives like an incident in Estonia where a Model S was hit by a MAZ crane truck. Also in Austria two young occupants of a Model S walked away unharmed after hitting a chapel.
A Tesla Model X was involved in severe accident in San Jose, CA last year and the driver was safe and sound with minimum injuries — life saved just before his wedding night.
Also just a couple of days ago a Tesla Model X owner released a dash-cam video where Autopilot avoided a side collision by a semi truck.
These are some of the reported events where we can see Tesla vehicles at their best when it comes to safety.
In a follow up tweet Kaelen also expressed his concern about how some Tesla related accidents are over-hyped in media and this tweet has garnered over 1200 likes till now.
In the same discussion in Kaelen’s tweet Andrew Carroll, MD shows how his Tesla Model S and Chevy Spark are damaged at different levels, of course direction of impact might have been different but Spark’s cabin is almost crushed while Model S cabin stays intact mostly.
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