I can see going into the opposite lane if no one is there. But even if they were racing, why would anyone go into a head on collision? Is the visibility on that road poor? I just can understand why anyone would choose a head on over anything else.
What a presumptious prick.
You have no idea of the circumstances. He could have blacked out, he could have been pushed, he could have had something blocking his windscreen.
You cannot say "This is person responsible" until we have all the facts. Jeez, some people.
The driver of the vehicle is responsible.
Even if it was an "accident" it was his actions that caused the collision: moving into the opposite lane.
He and he alone turned the steering wheel.
There is no right side damage to the Tesla. He was not slammed into or physically pushed over.
It was exactly his action of moving the car into the opposite lane that caused the accident. Nobody else was behind the steering wheel.
My mum for example, was driving along one day, and had an epileptic fit, whilst driving. Fortunately she wasn't going at speed and ended up a bank, no-one was injured. However, would it be her fault if she had injured someone? No.
My mum for example, was driving along one day, and had an epileptic fit, whilst driving. Fortunately she wasn't going at speed and ended up a bank, no-one was injured. However, would it be her fault if she had injured someone?
(At the risk of being charged by the snippiness police in my first such offense) Thank you Judge (and jury) Kaivball. Do you also handle the job of executioner? Ever hear of "Due Process"
I can't speak for every jurisdiction, but in many, the answer is actually yes. When you sit behind the wheel, you assume all responsibility for your actions, whether accidental, intentional or even health-related. I read of a case a while back of a situation where a driver had a heart attack and died behind the wheel. His car struck (I believe) a pedestrian and the driver was charged posthumously. I believe his family had to endure a civil suit. Someone (i.e. the insurance company) has to pay for damages, and to do that, they need to assign blame. The bottom line, though, is it really is a matter for the courts to sort out, and all of this here is just speculation at this point.
The Tesla driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries according to police.
In what universe is a driver not responsible as the vehicle operator when something goes wrong when a) the operators car was not physically impacted by a third party
You do not know what happened and what is visible doesn't back up your assumptions.
1) Visuals on the passenger side of the car are sketchy at best.
2) The front passenger corner of the vehicle DOES look damaged from the photos. It's almost certainly from the collision with the Accord, but you can't say that definitively; it's entirely possible it was clipped by the rear of the Mercedes, pushing the Tesla into oncoming traffic.
I personally do not think the Tesla was pushed, but I'm not going to sit here and claim that I KNOW that for a fact.
I'm not a mod. But if I were, I'd lock this thread. Let's all just move on to something more productive, shall we? The Jerry Springer reference rings too true here.
Also, the fact that Model S is heavy is nothing new. I've got a 6400lbs Suburban that's a 2012 model year.