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Stolen Model S crashes after police pursuit. 7/4/14

Discussion in 'Model S' started by benh57, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. AlMc

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  3. Bgarret

    Bgarret Model S ownin' Michigan scofflaw

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    This twitter site reporting Model S was stolen from a dealership, participated in a high speed chase, crashed and driver is now dead (as a result of the crash?).

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  4. AlMc

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    Thanks BG. FYI, I copied the twitter feed and posted it in the 'private' section on TM
     
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    Still nothing in Google News on this, hours after the tweet.
     
  6. Causalien

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    Looks like the media wants to spin this negatively by conveniently leaving out the stolen high speed chase part. I hope we can get info on how fast the thief was going to split the car in half.
     
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    There's Twitter mention of "possible" and "may have" but other than one abc7 retweet there's no media reporting at all yet.

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    First report and photo: tesla-crashes-into-cars-and-building-splits-in-half-in-weho-multiple-people-injured/
     
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    From this accident maybe we could learn that it should be possible to stop the Model S via a remote control available to the owner?
     
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    Stolen Tesla Crashes, Splits in Half in Fiery Multi-Car Wreck in West Hollywood | NBC Southern California

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    no no no. this is dangerous. what if your kid does it when you are driving on a highway or bridge or worse while trying to pass someone on a 1 lane rd or making left turn at a light. this is a big no no.
     
  10. NigelM

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    Apparently car was airborne, half of it is in the road and half wedged in the air between two buildings. Media reports driver is alive. Many injured.
     
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    If this is true, it would be incredible. Here's hoping! (that everyone survived)
     
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    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    If he died in the crash then he's the first to die in a Model S, isn't he?
     
  14. StephenM

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    That would be correct.
     
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    The driver of the stolen Tesla must have been traveling at an incredible rate of speed to impact something (light pole?) that could split the car in half and have the rear section of the car end up well above the ground wedged between two buildings.

    If the thief is alive, that would be a surprise to me. Surely he (and surely it is a male) will have suffered major injuries. We will just have to wait for more reliable information.

    What an idiot.
     
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    That is unbelievable. It looks like a tank went through town. Incredible he made it out alive. Incredible. But watch how the media spins this negatively. He would never have made it out "alive" in any other car other than a semi.
     
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    Yes, while the S did catch fire after that horrific collision, so did the white ICE car. The S fire appears to have been extinguished first, with the white car still burning and ejecting flaming pieces high into the air.
     
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    Looks like the car split in half from where the battery ends and the motor begins. I can't find a pic if battery positioning so Might be wrong.
     

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