Yesterday at about 12:50 I was driving my MX eastbound on a busy city street in Sarasota, speed limit 40 MPH. As I was clearing an intersection (had a green light) a Prius, driven by a young woman, her boyfriend in the passenger seat, made a left turn and ran into my driver’s side. It was a very hard hit, pushed me across a lane and onto the sidewalk (luckily, not colliding with other traffic). Airbags immediately deployed, totally enveloping me. I had no injuries (other than being very shaken up). No injuries to the other driver and her passenger.
Within about 5 minutes I got a text on my phone, as did my wife who was at home, from Tesla Roadside Assistance informing me that they had received an alert that I had a problem and asking if I needed roadside assistance. The damage to my car was obviously beyond roadside assistance capability, 911 was on the way, so I declined. My guess is that the car is totaled. Se la vie! No injuries!
Bottom line: the Model X is one helluva safe vehicle and the Tesla alert system is amazing. I’ll be celebrating my seventy-tenth birthday this week (which, in Sarasota, is the age of transition from adolescence to adulthood) and it looks like I’ll have a new Model X for a present :-)