About a month ago, I was going through an intersection with a green light (going around 40-45mph) and this lady out of no where ran the red light and I hit her smack into her passenger side door. I didn't even have time to put on my brakes and basically I stopped by hitting her car. Due to the impact, I pushed her car about 30 meters into a telephone pole. I was initially in a daze due to the shock, but to my surprise, my face didn't hit the airbag. The sealbest basically saved my life and my face. (I didn't know the airbags get extremely hot and I susbsequently burned by hand received 3rd degree burns from the steam coming from the airbag). The other car was driven by a women aged between 50-60 and she had a passenger in the front seat. Due to the impact of the accident (I believe she was speeding to pass the red light), most of the people from other cars stopped to help us before the police arrived. Due to my amazement, she started to yell at me for running a red light!!! I couldn't believe my ears and I couldn't believe people would lie like during a time of stress. Despite her yelling, I had plenty of witnesses given other cars stopped at the red light!! The damage to my car was extensive to the front end, but I was able to open my door and get out. I believe Tesla saved my life and no way would I have walked out if I was in another car. Given the speed of the impact, I had relatively minor physical damage. The insurance company (State Farm) subsequently said my car is totalled and they would buy me out. The car is year and half old and I had 32K miles (enjoyed every minute). So, I'll be ordering my new Tesla this week, but now I have to wait 2 months to get my car. At the least the insurance company got me a great rental (Hyundai Elantra).