Scary video shows reckless driver jumping and viciously crashing a Tesla Model S on a public road
EVs like the Tesla Model S and particularly its Plaid version are arguably not just economically friendly luxury commuter cars, but also high-performing and extremely fast vehicles which can easily overwhelm inexperienced or careless drivers with their instant torque and supercar-esque 0 to 60 mph acceleration in the sub-three-second range. A recently recorded incident in Los Angeles now underlines this potential issue.
The crash on the public streets of LA near Echo Park happened after popular YouTuber Alex Choi organized a car meeting for Tesla drivers, which ended in a disaster when a reckless driver in a supposedly rented 2018 Tesla Model S attempted a highly-dangerous stunt on a hilly intersection while other Tesla drivers stood nearby and caught the ensuing accident on video. The devastating results of jumping a Tesla Model S can be seen in the corresponding YouTube video, which has garnered almost 2 million views after numerous news outlets reported on the incident.
The responsible Tesla Model S driver allegedly fled the scene after the dangerous stunt, which is why the Los Angeles Police Department now offers a US$1,000 reward for any information leading to the identification and apprehension of the suspect. According to Choi's statements in his aforementioned video, the driver of the Tesla Model S previously attracted his attention because he was transporting a cat in the electric sedan. Although the passengers, and hopefully the cat, were apparently able to leave the accident scene uninjured, this crash video should serve as a haunting reminder that powerful EVs like the Tesla Model S should always be driven with the utmost care.
New Flying Tesla Model S what do you think @elonmusk did he took launch mode little too serous? Also 2nd Tesla in space #tesla #models $TSLA #EV #ElonMusk #SpaceX IG video ???? Alex.Choi this happened after the Tesla meet pic.twitter.com/CDOT9jjbzw— Mahdiyar saberi (@MahdiyarSaberi) March 20, 2022