What a dumbass! A Tesla driver wanted to recreate a stunt where the vehicle “flies” over a hilly street in a quiet neighborhood. In the video, we can see (starting at minute 1:58) from several perspectives, the group of Tesla drivers with their cell phones recording waiting to see what he was up to, he apparently didn’t announce it. In the next moment we see how the vehicle flies over the edge of the road, is a few meters in the air and then crashes into parked vehicles and trash cans.
This action destroyed the more than $100,000 Tesla Model S (2018 model year) and with more luck than sense, there were no casualties. At least two people and a cat were in the car. The occupants committed a hit-and-run.
Apparently the vehicle was a rental and the renter felt he had to perform this stunt. Here is the text of the s Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), which has taken up the investigation and is trying to track down the driver with a $1,000 reward:
On March 20, 2022, at 12:10 a.m., the rental driver of a black 2018 Tesla S-BLM decided to perform a dangerous stunt, at Baxter Street and Alvarado Street, where he collided with several trash cans and two parked vehicles. The stunt was recorded by several spectators who posted it on several social media accounts.
There is currently no description of driver, and the Tesla was abandoned at scene. A misdemeanor hit-and-run was completed, and detectives will be following up with the renter.
Here is the video, the jump starts at minute 1:58:
This article was also published in German.