We just returned Saturday morning to our home in Switzerland from a three week trip to Montreal and the US.
Sunday, my eldest son wanted to participate in a friend's birthday party, so I drove him over, the friends' parents were supposed to drive him back.
It's a windy, treacherous road through a hilly forest, so I drive extra slow and careful.
Come evening, the party lasts longer than planned, my son calls and asks me to go fetch him.
Going through these curves, a car with its high beams on arrives in the opposite direction and crosses me, I got temporarily blinded.
I hit the brakes perhaps a little too hard, front wheels started skidding as I entered a left curve so I immediately released the brake pressure to regain control. Too late, the front right wheel was on the grass kerb, and next thing I know there's branches, leaves, soil, sand, pebbles flying in my face, the car rolls over, skids on the roof and flips again on its wheels.
Fabric roof got ripped away, as the front windshield, doors and front arch. Airbags deployed.
I had fallen down by 10 meters into a stream bed, 60 meters away from the road. My glasses were gone, it's pitch black save for the warning flashers, and my phone isn't to be found.
I released the seat belt, got out of the car, then heard my phone ring. After several minutes I finally located it and was able to inform my wife and call for help.
Police, ambulance, Doctor, rescue teams soon arrived.
Lots of bruises, small cuts, scratches, 4 broken ribs.
My adored Roadster Sport Signature VIN 118 is likely beyond repair- I have not seen the damage in daylight.
Had it been another car, I would not be alive today.
Thanks to the Tesla engineers who designed the Roadster to such high safety standards!