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Tesla crash in Kelowna

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Epymian, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Epymian

    Epymian Member

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    A bit of a 4 car mashup yesterday. No details on the circumstances or any injuries. Journalism seemed more focused on the Tesla X than the accident details...

    Tesla SUV smashed in crash - Kelowna News
     
  2. goneskiian

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    What? No mention of whether the X was using AutoPilot? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. ecarfan

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    Based on the photo showing the white X it appears that it hit a vehicle in front of it. The first photo show two different cars that had impacted. So it seems that there were two, two-car collisions.
     
  4. Az_Rael

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    Its hard to tell with the two different photos and no common reference between them. I guess its also possible the X was in the back, hit the Civic, pushing it into the truck, and then continued forward to hit the gold car (in a mistaken pedal type situation example).

    That's the only scenario I can guess at for a "4-car" vs two "2-car" accidents.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see witnesses said it was 2 2-car crashes.
     
  5. Gymee

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    Any body know if the driver is a TMC poster?
     
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    I read that the 2nd car crash was due to vehicles trying to avoid the first car crash.
     
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    That's right at the Supercharger location
     
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    I'm making a wild ass guess that the big red-tagged first black pickup vehicle was in the middle lane and swerved right to get into the right turn lane then came to a complete stop when they got confused how to execute their sudden decision to turn right, causing a 3 car pileup behind them, but, that is a very wild ass guess. Someone guessed that the silver car didn't have space to stop, the gold car tried to avoid the silver car and ended up hitting it, then continuing to avoid it turned to the right turn lane, scared of hitting cross traffic came to a complete stop, and the Tesla driver ended up hitting them. Poor gold car. Gold sucks. I feel quadruple sorry for them, in a way. Who knows what actually happened. For all I know, I was completely wrong, and it was Gold's fault.
     
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  9. DocZ

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    Reporting on each and every Tesla accident is really getting quite outrageous. Other manufacturers are not subject to the same scrutiny and Tesla shouldn't be either.
     
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    yawn
     
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    It would be good to get more details on this accident, specifically how well the Auto Emergency Braking on the X worked (or didn't work).

    The back of the X doesn't seem damaged so it seems like the X rear ended the gold car without the X being hit by another vehicle first.
     
  12. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick.
     
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  13. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Well all the others have thousands so it would consume a lot of space, and wouldn't get any clicks because they aren't named Tesla.
     
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    It makes great click bait so they will continue to do so. There also is still a strong sentiment that Elon Musk is Preston Tucker and the demise of the company is one scandal away from happening.
     
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  15. DrivingTheFuture

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    "The Tesla, which ranges in price from $109,500 to $150,100, ..."

    Sigh... the media will never get the price of the Model X right.
     
  16. KZKZ

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    They got it close enough. Tesla's Canada web site says the Model X starts at $107,300 and the X P90D starts at $151,200. That's before any options.
     
  17. DrivingTheFuture

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    really? That seems worse than China prices... do you have a screen shot?
     
  18. Epymian

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    Mine was 201K with all the options except the 22" wheels. Adds up quick.
     
  19. Shawn Snider

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    Yeah American's have it nice
     
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    Sigh....people on TMC will never get the price of the Canadian Model X right and will blame the media.
     
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