Splish splash, your EV is now trash.
Another day, another Tesla crash. The world's leading manufacturer of EV cars has become synonymous with bizarre car accidents and is currently under investigation by numerous road safety agencies across the globe. Many of these accidents have been blamed on the company's self-driving technology, but as it turns out, most of the time, the driver is fully at fault.
The latest Tesla crash to make internet headlines comes out of Hainan Province in southern China, and it would seem as if both drivers were either completely asleep at the wheel or had a death wish. In the video, a Tesla Model 3 can be seen taking a big dip, but who's to blame?
In the video, we can see a two-vehicle collision resulting in the Tesla driving through a barrier. The video caption describes the Model 3 "smashing through the guardrails on the side of a road and dropping into a ditch after being crashed into at an intersection" and goes on to say that nearby pedestrians rushed to the scene where a woman, her ten-month-old baby, and her mother-in-law were rescued from the wreck. No injuries were reported, and the Tesla has since been removed from the ditch and an investigation has been opened.
The video is filmed from the perspective of the other driver and shows his or her car making a u-turn on a four-lane road before coming to a four-way intersection. Based on the road markings, it would seem that the camera car failed to yield to the Tesla coming from its left-hand side and proceeded to hit it on its front-right quarter panel, causing the Tesla to swerve to the left, and over a concrete barrier. The strange thing is that both cars had plenty of time to see each other, yet did nothing to avoid an accident. We're not experts on Chinese traffic laws, but it would seem that yet again, the biggest fault in any car is the nut behind the wheel.