- Nov 26, 2021
Friend was T-boned by a Tesla driver (don't know what model); the Tesla driver was deemed at fault by cops (although they didn't give a citation), but Tesla driver said no insurance; supposedly a dispute with their insurance company. Our friend and everyone in her car had to go to the hospital (California, possible neck/spinal injuries) and her car is being totaled. Found that Tesla owner lives in $6m house and the Tesla was purchased around end of 2021 or early 2022 (and you can't take delivery of a Tesla in California (probably all states) without proof of insurance). It's hard to believe this driver doesn't have insurance or the means to cover the damages / injury. I believe all Tesla's automatically record before/after video of an accident on impact (as opposed to manually beeping the horn). And I know Tesla has access to telemetry data (speed, in our out of AutoPilot, FSD, braking, steering, etc.). Who can request that info and from who? I assume the driver has the video and Tesla has access to telemetry. Court? Cops? Her insurance co? Or her lawyer (she's trying to avoid a lawyer--wouldn't be an issue if the guy had insurance). It's absurd the person doesn't have current insurance, but he apparently has the means. Perhaps with a court order to provide video and telemetry, the owner would cover the costs / expenses without my friend having to hire an attorney. So if someone knows how to legally obtain video and telemetry, please let me know. Thanks.