The driver of this Model Y lost control and crossed the freeway into oncoming traffic. The footage is just crazy.
This Wham Baam Teslacam’s video is one of the craziest Tesla crash clips we’ve ever seen. Despite the fact that the Model Y was entirely destroyed, everyone was able to escape reasonably safely. The footage is so crazy because the cars were only inches from colliding in a way that could have been far worse. It’s almost as if there was a miracle going on at work.
A Tesla Model Y owner was traveling south on US Route 101 in San Luis Obispo, California, according to the story. It was raining outside, the road was slippery, and he was worried he’d hydroplane and lose control. As a result, the driver, identified as “NM,” took it easy, drove below the speed limit, and did not use Autopilot. NM further claims that his tires were in good condition with only 16,000 miles on them.
Despite his caution, he eventually lost control. Unfortunately, the Model Y hydroplaned and crossed into heavy oncoming traffic. As you can see in the video, there are multiple near-miss collisions as the Tesla veers in front of oncoming traffic, but the car manages to avoid nearly every approaching vehicle. It does, however, hit the back axle of a semi-truck towing a flatbed trailer.
When the Model Y collided with the truck, it lost control and spun out. The road is littered with debris, and the Model Y’s front end is completely destroyed. Thankfully, the crossover’s crumple zone did its job, and the cabin was unharmed. Although no one was seriously hurt, the car was destroyed. Everyone survived, according to the California Highway Patrol, emergency responders, and the tow truck driver.
In wet weather, NM advises drivers to remain cautious. More specifically, he advises Tesla drivers to drive more slowly and, if feasible, deactivate regenerative braking.
Take a look at the video to see the crash in action. There are also 20 additional new Tesla video clips available, including road rage, hit-and-runs, bad drivers, and more.