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Scary video shows reckless driver jumping and viciously crashing a Tesla Model S on a public road

A corresponding YouTube video shows a Tesla Model S flying through the air before crashing into several parked cars (Image: Alex Choi, YouTube)
A corresponding YouTube video shows a Tesla Model S flying through the air before crashing into several parked cars (Image: Alex Choi, YouTube)
The grotesque stunt and ensuing crash once again highlight that the sheer quickness and neck-breaking acceleration of a Tesla Model S can in fact become dangerous if the premium electric sedan is being driven in a completely irresponsible manner.

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.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-23 (Update: 2022-03-23)