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Quite a crash....

Discussion in 'Model S' started by orangem, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. orangem

    orangem Member

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    Took a few pictures of this crash yesterday. I guess in a way testament to how much power a Tesla has (pushed 3 parked cars).Plus, the tesla barely only damaged right front end. The Tesla driver probably hit the wrong pedal and ramed the cars.
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  2. pgiralt

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    How in the world did that even happen? Did someone accelerate forward instead of reverse or something?
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Happens all the time. Someone hits the wrong pedal, car accelerates. Because they think they're already pushing on the brake pedal, they push harder. By the time they figure it out it's too late.

    This exact scenario happened at the local convenience store twice in a month a while back - car through the front door.
     
  4. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Oh yeah.
    I know what I'm a-gonna take to the next Demolition Derby!
     
  5. caddieo

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    Power + Weight. AudubonB has made the right choice.
     
  6. kennybobby

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    They need a valet/parking lot mode with reduced power settings--too much torque too quickly for one hand (the other hand is busy with touch screen or phone)...
     
  7. AndreyATC

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    No airbags even?
     
  8. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    No, the drivers just need to pay attention and DRIVE
     
  9. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    probably will be declared as a 'total loss' due to the insane parts costs from Tesla and ridiculous labor rates certified shops are gouging from insurance companies for repairs.
     
  10. ImperialG

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    The Tesla is secretly a tank.
     
  11. Seven7

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    Probably checking out their new I-phone
     
  12. Rheazombi

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    LOL!... but seriously I would hope not, that Model S looks practically untouched (even if the other side is more messed up)

    I've noticed that when in reverse the car can still roll forward slightly which has caused some confusion on our end a couple of times. We've never pressed the wrong pedal accidentally tho.
     
  13. Twoeagle

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    A few times when I`m in a hurry I have forgot to set the car in P before I got out. Have it in creep mode and the car goes forward. This I think could be a reason for accidents like this. Hit the "gas" pedal instead of the brakes :eek:
     
  14. Juan Burgundy

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    Couldn't help it but its in an Asian plaza....for the record I'm ASIAN. Can I please insert a bad Asian drivers joke here and not get banned? I hope everyone is ok!
     

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