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Tesla Police Blotter - Watch A Tesla Go Airborne Before Crashing

Tesla have high insurance rates. This video helps explain part of the reason.
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A Tesla owner went "full send" over a railroad crossing catching big air as our video below illustrates. The image above is blurry because the Tesla was going so fast the security camera could almost not detect it. Following the jump, the driver crashed ending up on school property and injuring himself.

The incident occurred in Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday evening about 8:30pm. The local police posted details of the alleged crime on their website. They include: "A further investigation determined the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Little Avenue prior to the crash. When the vehicle crossed the steep incline leading up to the railway tracks, just north of Huronia Road, the vehicle became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane. The impact of the crash forced the vehicle to skid across the roadway and hit a tree in a nearby school parking lot." On their website, the police also mention that the driver put others lives at risk.

The model of the Tesla has not been identified. Our guess is a Model S. The Model S is capable of accelerating to 60 miles per hour in about 4 seconds. Top speed is not a Tesla hallmark, but the vehicle is more than capable of speeds above 90 MPH.

Tesla fans point to its safety when whining about insurance rates for the electric performance cars. Although certainly a safe car when driven by a grownup, Tesla's Model S finished last among its peers in recent safety evaluations and no Tesla model has ever earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation, something inexpensive Toyotas, Mazdas, and Hondas routinely do.

IIHS has found that Tesla's Model S has a higher incidence of claims and also higher claims costs than vehicles in its segment. Here are a few more Tesla Police Blotter stories if interested:
Tesla Police Blotter News - Tesla Driver Hits Parked Firetruck - Blames Autopilot
Tesla Police Blotter - Police Say Tesla Employee That Crashed New Model 3 Arrested For Alleged Drunk Driving
Tesla Police Blotter News: Man In Arrested In Tesla For Allegedly Driving Drunk Said Car Was On Autopilot


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