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Breaking (sad) News - another Tesla crash

Discussion in 'Model S' started by KOL2000, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. KOL2000

    KOL2000 Member

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    Good news is everyone seems to be fine. This happened right outside my work.
     

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  2. kinddog

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    that sux

    but damn, every crash photo of this car makes it look like a freakin tank.
     
  3. keys

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    Auch! My favorite color :frown:... Although I hope nobody ever gets hurt, a major crash would provide great insights to the true safety. Must say that the aluminum crumbles quite differently from plate steel :eek:.
     
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    What did they hit? That is really a wierd crumple pattern!
     
  5. KOL2000

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    It was a four car crash apparently and Tesla was hit in the rear too (but nothing more than a scratch on bumper). I don't know which car the Tesla hit.

    It's true, aside from mandatory crumple zones these things are built like M1 tanks. I hope nobody ever has to find out the limits of a Tesla...
     
  6. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Ick. Any pictures available of the other side?
     
  7. KOL2000

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    nope other side in busy street and didn't want to get run over :smile:
     
  8. johnnydop

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    Looks like it might have hit an SUV's trailer hitch considering the point of impact looks to be where the hood meets the grill at a singular point.
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I was thinking the same. Looks like something "sharp" right above the nose cone.

    Poor sexy brown.
     
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    Yikes I have a friend in town here in San Diego who owns a brown Model S. I was just in the car with him the other day! Hope this isn't his car!
     
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    Looks like the typical guy in front stops, his nose dives and butt goes up just in time for the next guy in line to slide underneath. I second that underneath was a trailer hitch and it just gaffed the hood.
     
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    That crumple pattern caught my eye too.

    My first thought was "corner of a box-truck liftgate". It had to be something up high that the nose of the Model S was able to drive under for a couple of feet.
     
  13. jomo25

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    Either that or the Hulk or Man of Steel stopped the car.
     
  14. Plug Me In

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    Glad no injuries. I think that's the first brown with gray wheel combo I've seen. Looks (looked) pretty sharp.
     
  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Is it just my imagination or does the car look like it's saying "just a flesh wound" but in a very angry voice ("damn kids, get off my roads!")?
     
  16. gctseng

    gctseng All around good guy

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    Looks like no frame damage? Good thing is, because there's nothing in the frunk, and looks like passenger side wheel well came through relatively unscathed (which means the DC-DC converter may be undamaged), it will be repairable? Ouch.

    Hulk smash!
     

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