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A most unfortunate event :-(

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Hey All, it's just crushing for me to be posting this but, my beloved Model S suffered a terrible crash this morning. :(

    The lead-up to the accident is a bit sketchy in my mind - as I lost consciousness at the time of the crash - but, my 8-year-old son and I were heading to his school in Palo Alto on Hwy 101 in Redwood City when this happened.

    We were taken to the Stanford ER and checked out just fine but for some soreness. My wife, who had to make her way back from San Francisco, was just thankful for how this car (and my son's five-point-harness booster seat) protected us.

    There was apparently one other car involved - an Accord - that suffered some pretty bad damage but, thankfully, the driver checked out ok according to the paramedics on my ambulance ride. According to my son - who showed great composure through all this - we hit the freeway divider wall a couple of times before we hit the other car.

    Minutes after the crash, Tesla called my cell and left a vmail inquiring about the alert that they received. Followed up with an email as well. They were really concerned for our well-being and I appreciated that.

    Not sure if the car's salvageable (hardly looks like it), but, the interior looks as if it's straight out of a showroom (but for all the deployed airbags)! There was zero intrusion anywhere. My wife, who was in a state of shock for a while, was lucid enough to say that our next car has to be a Model S, come what may.

    Because of the loss of consciousness, it could end up being that I may not get to drive for a while as the CA DMV has strict rules about it :| But, needless to say, I'll be spooling up an order for my next MS in due course!

    Wanted to share this with all my comrades on here to espouse the virtues of this fantastic car once again.

    RIP, VIN P03552; I enjoyed you for much less time than I waited for you...

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  2. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Glad that you and your son are both safe and best wishes on a speedy recovery.
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Oh gg, so glad you and your son are okay. Thinking of you all!
     
  4. Kapenagary

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    So very sorry for your accident. Thankfully you are all OK. It's further proof that the S is the safest car in the world.
     
  5. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Ugh. Sorry to hear this.

    Whacked on both sides, the front plus airbag deployment. Sadly, it's likely off to the salvage yard.
     
  6. spaghetti

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    So very sorry about this. Am glad you and your son are okay.
     
  7. karmamule

    karmamule Member

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    How frightening! Very happy you're all in (relatively) good health after it. Crossing fingers any physical after-effects are minimal!

    Your poor Tesla certainly does look totaled. Best wishes getting back to normal life and replacing your tesla with another one. Thanks for sharing the remarkable safety and protection it provided you.
     
  8. Canuck

    Canuck Active Member

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    I'm really glad you and your son are okay.

    Looking at the damage to your car, it seems like I can see the outline of the battery pack at the bottom of some of the pictures. It also seems the pack kept the car structurally intact and prevented it from being further crushed. Maybe that's just my wishful thinking but the car does seem like it's built like a tank.
     
  9. Rockster

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    So glad to hear that everyone involved is fine.
     
  10. ZBB

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    Glad you, your son, and the other driver are ok. Hope you have a quick recovery. Cars can be replaced!
     
  11. ModelX

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    So sorry to hear of your accident, but very happy to hear everyone involved is ok! I hope you all have a speedy recovery!
     
  12. Jeff N

    Jeff N Active Member

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    I'm very sorry to hear about the accident but very glad that everyone had only relatively minor injuries!
     
  13. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    The condition of the car is the least important thing; so relieved to hear that you and your son came out of that largely ok. Get well soon.
     
  14. swegman

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    So sorry to hear this. The car can be replaced. What is important is that you and your son were not injured.
     
  15. Newscutter

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    Happy you're all okay and looking forward to seeing when "gg_gets_another_Tesla".

    Our cars are merely our bodyguards.
     
  16. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    We're all very happy that you are here to tell us your sad story, and wish all the - what appear to be fairly minor - bumps and bruises disappear quickly (keep good track of his head, Mrs g-g!!!!). SO VERY SORRY about the Model S. Good luck over the next weeks -
    Audie and Jenny and Aurora and Borealis
     
  17. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Good one, newscutter.

    Sorry to see those pics GG!

    Moving on to more positive thoughts: what's the next one going to be? :wink:
     
  18. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    GG! So very, very sorry to hear this news, and that you had to learn of the wonderful safety features firsthand. Overjoyed that you and your son are OK, and that another Tesla is on the horizon.

    Undoubtedly the next Tesla will be green...but will it be an X or an S???
     
  19. PeterW

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    I hope that you are truly ok gg. Happy that your son is fine along with the other driver. Cars can be replaced.

    To quote Newscutter; I too look forward to the day when "gg_gets_another_tesla"
     
  20. Canuck

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