Tesla might be having a thriving business, but this recent report shows that no car is ultimately safe especially when you drive recklessly. Just recently, a Tesla Model 3 was reportedly wrecked in a crash that happened in Corvallis. Fortunately, no life was lost in this horrific incident.
The Tesla Model 3 was barely recognizable after its horrific crash in Corvallis
According to report, the Tesla Model 3 driver was under the influence of drug when he lost grip of the car and went off the road, crashing into two trees. That wasn’t the end of the crash as he also sheared through the power pole. How the driver survived this ghastly crash without any serious injury is nothing short of a miracle. The EV almost ripped into half after the crash.
From the police’s report, the driver went beyond the 100 miles speed limit at the time when he crashed the car. From the images shared online by the police department, individual battery cells of this Tesla car were scattered across the scene of the accident.
The EV almost ripped into two after shearing through a power pole during the crash
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While we know how powerful and secure the battery pack of the Tesla Model 3 can be, the severity of the crash couldn’t hold it in place as it was pierced and thrown out individually from the site of the accident. From what we learnt, these battery cells, after forcing their way out of the car in full speed, ended up breaking the windows of two properties around.
Several cylindrical battery cells of this Tesla Model 3 were scattered around the crash site
One of the individual battery cells landed on a local resident’s lap, another was spotted on a bed, causing a fire. Also, the tyre of the Model 3 ripped from the car and struck the second story siding of another apartment complex within the area, where the water pipes inside the wall were ruptured and the bathroom in one of the apartments was flooded.
The City of Corvallis Police Department revealed their effort in retrieving most of the escaped individual battery cells from the crashed Tesla model. They also warned the people living in the area to keep their eyes open, especially on those they couldn’t locate. According to them, the battery cells will endanger their safety by releasing toxic fumes when it stays hot for 24 hours.
The police were able to retrieve some of these toxic individual battery cells around the scene of the crash
The driver of the totaled Tesla Model 3 was said to be impaired with marijuana at the time of the crash and was seen in a nearby hospital. He is set to face several charges such as reckless endangering, hit and run, criminal mischief and reckless driving.
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