Tesla Model X Crashes Into California Home: Driver Loses Control
A 70-year-old woman lost control of her Tesla Model X on Friday, resulting in a dramatic incident where the electric vehicle (EV) soared through the air, covering a distance of 50 feet, and crashed into a home in San Mateo, California.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Murphy and Ashwood Drive around 7:10 am.
Aerial Chaos: EV Flies Over Front Yard and Pool, Ends in Kitchen
The aftermath of the crash left a trail of destruction, with the EV flying over the front yard and swimming pool before embedding itself in the wall of the house.
Dramatic photographs captured the chaotic scene, highlighting the severity of the impact.
Emergency Response and Remarkable Escape
Local police and fire departments promptly responded to the scene to assess the situation.
Despite the obliteration of the house’s front wall, no one was inside at the time of the incident.
Both the 70-year-old driver, who remains unidentified, and her 40-year-old daughter, who was in the passenger seat, miraculously escaped unharmed.
Investigation Underway: Cause and Speed Yet to be Determined
Law enforcement officials initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the collision.
As of now, it remains unclear what led to the driver losing control of the Tesla.
The speed at which the car was traveling before crashing through the brick wall is also yet to be determined.
Eyewitness Accounts and Police Statements
Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the Tesla Model X slowing down before accelerating rapidly.
Police, however, clarified that the vehicle was not in self-driving mode and was heading downhill.
The homeowner, notified by the police, arrived at the scene.
Meredith Donato, the 40-year-old daughter and passenger, expressed gratitude that no injuries occurred, emphasizing the significance of the situation over property damage.
Conclusion: A Close Call with Property Damage
The collision resulted in significant property damage, particularly to the house’s front wall and kitchen.
However, considering the potential severity of the situation, the occupants of the Tesla and the homeowners count themselves fortunate that no injuries were sustained in the incident.
The investigation by the San Mateo Police Department is ongoing to unravel the details surrounding this unexpected and dramatic event.