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Did Model X Windshield Save My Life?

cvoltage

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Aug 31, 2018
11
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Glen Rock, Pa
Trailer hitch receiver headed straight toward my left eye at approximately 75 mph. Showered with glass but okay.

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Mrcook4590

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Feb 9, 2017
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Virginia
Man!! Scary stuff!! You need to send the video to one of the crime shows on TV. They always seem to be able to 'clean up' stuff like this to see it perfectly... Wonder which would be best, CSI or NCIS?
 

Fred2001

Member
Oct 10, 2017
14
6
Dallas
The mother of a childhood classmate died when a hubcap came off a truck, hubcap crossed the highway, crashed through the windshield and struck her. It was the saddest thing when my dad took me to his house after it happened. These things do happen and so glad it is just glass damage.
 

AlanRobock

Member
Sep 18, 2019
8
4
New Jersey
The hitch was not actually traveling at 75 mph relative to your car. You and the hitch were both going the same speed when it fell off. It slowed down due to friction with the ground and the air, but its relative speed with respect to your car was probably 20-40 mph (a very rough guess).
 

Merle

Member
Apr 5, 2019
166
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Tahoe
Save your life? Maybe!

Getting struck by a 2-3 pound object in your noggin traveling even at 10 mph would cause serious damage and a subsequent loss of control - a cascade of unfortunate events.

Fortunately, it’s only glass and didn’t hit straight on.

Talked to a Model S driver in South Lake Tahoe about a month or two ago (Red Sox fan, as per his license plate) and he said his windshield was going to cost him $997. I was admiring the color of his car (and comparing against the Model X right next to his, both charging) when he came by.

So I think that costs vary depending on State, make, model and year.
 

Ficheh

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Jul 3, 2018
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Trailer hitch receiver headed straight toward my left eye at approximately 75 mph. Showered with glass but okay.

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Does no one have insurance? I just had my front roof panel replaced @ tesla in Burlingame, CA (rock hit and cracked it) the $1200 repair cost me the $100 deductible. Same deductible as when my rear driver quarter window was broken by thieves finding out nothing was in my trunk.
 

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