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I'm living proof the Model S is the safest car ever made!

I'm living proof the Model S is the safest car ever made!

I tried Posting this here with pictures but couldn't figure out how to upload to this forum. Here's a link to the post I started on the Tesla Motors Club site:

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22304-I-m-living-proof-the...!

jeffsstuff | 6 octobre 2013

What caused the damage to the rear of the car? Or, why no damage to the door areas?

JZ13 | 6 octobre 2013

@jeffsstuff - I'm guessing that the Model S spun after the front was hit by the side and the rear damage is from the Model S spinning into the Hyundai.

jdovi | 6 octobre 2013

Amazingly, though mine was the car that was hit at full force on the side, the other car bounced off, spun around, and hit me a second time in the rear. The Model S was "nudged" off the road while the other car spun around and wound up on the other side of the road facing backwards. It was like the Hyundai hit a brick wall. I do not know the status of the other driver. I hope she is ok.

jeffsstuff | 6 octobre 2013

Well, glad @jdovi is okay and I hope the other driver is (although I hope appropriate actions are taken to ensure an and to the phoning while driving.

Hey, it could be worse:
http://www.jeffsstuff.com/2013/10/06/distracted-driving/

I saw this genius on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel at rush hour. No, I wasn't driving at the time. This guy was however!

GDH | 6 octobre 2013

Glad you're ok!

And wow they still have Gulf gas stations, blast from the past.

Jesse K | 6 octobre 2013

+1 jdovi
Thanks for sharing. Glad you are okay. Hope the other driver will be as well.

stevenmaifert | 6 octobre 2013

Did the side impact airbags deploy? I couldn't tell by the pictures. Glad you're okay.

jdovi | 6 octobre 2013

Strangely, the side airbags did not deploy yet apparently were not necessary.

wmg | 6 octobre 2013

Wow. Suffolk County.
I'm in Suffolk with a silver 85p with pano roof.
Where was the accident?

GDH | 6 octobre 2013

Someone made a video of the pics

http://youtu.be/939vxA-hnnw

jdovi | 6 octobre 2013

The accident happened at the intersection of the LIE South service road and Ocean Ave. in Ronkonkoma. I heard there was another 85kw Silver in the area. Sadly, I'll be in my Durango for the time being..

Brian H | 7 octobre 2013

jd;
you can't "upload" to this site. ir you web-host the pics, or if they're already on TMC, rt-click and select Copy Image Location, then put the URL in this HTML: <img src="URL" width="600">

SunCoulombs | 7 octobre 2013

The ejection seat has apparently saved your life! Congratulations!

wmg | 7 octobre 2013

jdovi

The accident happened at the intersection of the LIE South service road and Ocean Ave. in Ronkonkoma. I heard there was another 85kw Silver in the area. Sadly, I'll be in my Durango for the time being..

Yep. Not too far from there. My accountant is off exit 59.

I'm a few exits east of you and in the few weeks I've had the car I've been mostly driving east (North Fork area).

Fred O | 7 octobre 2013

Glad you survived with no injury. I find it remarkable how the Model S handled the impact. Not one window shows even a crack. All the energy was absorbed by the structure. Well done Tesla.

Brian H | 8 octobre 2013

The Hynudai's windows aren't broken, either.

jamestily | 8 octobre 2013

What does the other car look like?

Blueshift | 8 octobre 2013
  • Tesla called my home shortly afterwards saying that they received multiple alarms from the car and wanted to make sure I was ok. They picked up my car free of charge and transported it 50 miles to the nearest service center. They are also arranging a loaner Model S. Can I ask for more?

That is nice.

WhisperingCJ | 15 octobre 2013

I thought I recognised the car in this tweet from Tesla
https://mobile.twitter.com/TeslaMotors/status/390204542106599425?p=v