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Stolen Tesla sliced into two in horrific crash

By Deeq on 09 Jul 2014 in Hybrid/electric cars, Other News

Attached Image A joyride in a stolen electric car ended with a horrific crash last Friday in West Hollywood.
A man drove off from a car dealership in California in a Tesla model S. Police were alerted to the theft and began chasing the car at around 12.45am.

News site KTLA reported that police stopped pursing the vehicle after one of its patrol vehicles crashed. (The officers were not injured.)
The joyride, which at times hit speeds of up to 161kmh, continued on for another 11km before the driver lost control of the car.
The Tesla slammed into two vehicles and a lamp post. It split into two, with one half of the wreckage left on the road and the other wedged in a nearby wall.
Amazingly, the driver survived, though he was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The car's lithium-ion batteries began to burn, some popping like fireworks and shooting into the air, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Quartz reported that seven people, including the driver, were injured in the incident.
Here's one half of the stolen black car after the crash.
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And here's the other half stuck in a wall.
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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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Macrosszero Jul 09 2014 09:43 AM

They should have just waited for it to run out of batteries.

LiuDeHua Jul 09 2014 10:50 AM

OMG... The Tesla is like a coke can. Judging by the 2 halfs, the impact is not tremendous, and yet the car can get sliced!

Turboflat4 Jul 09 2014 11:28 AM
If the battery ruptures, is there a HazMat issue?
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