We can add this to our list of how NOT to drive, but at least the Tesla kept its occupants safe.
Tesla owner Jimmy Lin was brave to put his recent crash footage on YouTube for all eyes to see. We say this because it seems pretty clear that Mr. Lin made a bad timing choice and was completely at fault for the collision. The crash was recorded by Tesla’s built-in dashcam (TeslaCam).
As you can from the video capture above, Lin is waiting to make a left turn on a busy divided highway where traffic is moving at around 55 mph. There’s little opportunity to turn, so he takes a chance and turns quickly in front of an SUV. However, it appears he has to hesitate as another car is turning right. The SUV slams into his Tesla.
There are two points here. Take your time and don’t make risky driving choices. More importantly, this is one of the many hard collisions we’ve seen where the Tesla kept its passengers safe. Lin says the car held up really well and everyone is safe.
Have you been in an accident in your Tesla? If so, share your story with us in the comment section below.
Video Description via Jimmy Lin on YouTube:
Got into and accident today. Everyone is safe. The car held up really well. The speed limit on this road is 55 MPH, so it was a pretty heavy collision.
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