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Tesla head on collision with a Honda

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by mcskks, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. mcskks

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    IT was just reported on a local news site that a head on collision occurred this morning in Laguna Beach, Ca. It was between a Tesla and Honda, (unknown models). the Two in the Honda were killed.The driver of the Tesla was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. Not reporting any further details. Very sad story.
     
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    Accident occurred Tuesday 4/2/2013 around 6:40am on Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73 in Laguna Beach, California. Head on collision between a Honda Accord and a Tesla Model S. The two occupants of the Honda were killed. The lone occupant of the Tesla sustained minor injuries.

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    Head-on collision in Laguna Beach kills 2, closes road - latimes.com

    There was a third car involved, a Mercedes. "The two cars were supposedly passing the light at El Toro going north where the road has two northbound lanes for a couple hundred feet before the right lane is supposed to merge into the left lane. They took off and it sounds like the Telsa and Mercedes both wanted to not allow each other to merge into the left lane with the Tesla possibly then driving in the center divider area for another few hundred feet before the center divider ends and forced him into the on coming lane."
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  3. Stoneymonster

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    Terrible news. That road always freaked me out when I lives in SoCal (I'm assuming it's Laguna Canyon).
     
  4. Mr X

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    wow thats horrible


    guess the frunk did its job, wonder what the photos are gonna look like
     
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    El Toro Road - Google Maps

    That looks like an odd place for a head on collision. 2 uphill lanes and 1 downhill lane, not curvy.
     
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    that really sucks. prayers to all. even tho i don't pray. you know what i mean...
     
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    Very, very sad. My thoughts go to the two who died and the third in the hospital. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

    I have to admit to a morbid curiosity in the accident analysis. What happened? How did the Model S fare? How did extrication from a Model S go? While we know the Model S is ostensibly a safe car in theory, it's only by looking at real world accidents can we know for sure.
     
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    carrerascott FUEL FTR

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    Do we know it was a model S?
     
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    That looks like a Honda odyssey in the picture.
     
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    Just awful. :crying:
     
  15. arondaniel

    arondaniel Il Sessanta Caricato

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    So sad. Everyone please drive carefully, and defensively.
     
  16. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Both linked stories say the tesla driver veered into the oncoming traffic and is in hospital with minor injuries. From the pictures the Accord was demolished.
     
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    That's my thought as well. The report did something I've griped about: called it a Tesla without a model:

    I'm going to assume an S though since I doubt a Roadster could do this kind of damage:

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  18. Longhorn92

    Longhorn92 MS VIN #10103 (40 kWh)

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    Definitely a Model S...

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    Looks like it's an S (further down the road) in this article's picture.
     

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