Tesla Drops 250 Feet and Family of Four Survives
We have a video of a rescue of a family of 4 who survived a 250 foot drop off a cliff and each family member survived with only minor injuries. Tesla vehicles are known for their safety, and we are glad that nobody was seriously hurt here.
The family was two adults and two children who sustained minor and injuries that were not life threatening. Tesla makes the safety of their cars a top priority and all Tesla vehicles have 5 star ratings on NHTSA.
The two children were aged 4 and 9. The rescue took place in San Mateo Country, in California, according to officials involved in the matter. The car crashed as it was traveling south on the Pacific Coast Highway as it skidded off a cliff on Devil's Slide, which is south of the Tom Lantos Tunnel. It landed near the edge of the water below, according to California Fire's San Mateo-Sant Cruz division.
When the car landed, it flipped and landed on its wheels. This was a factor in helping the car protect its occupants because the wheels absorbed a lot of the damage and impact of the fall. There were people who saw the accident and called 911 to get rescue crews their immediately. The crews detected movement from a distance signaling that people were alive.
Firefighters called in helicopters to help get the surviving family members to safety. While they waited, the firefighters were on the scene to rescue the two children. The children being in car seats also helped them survive the fall.
Family Lucky To Be Alive After Their @Tesla Model Y Fell 250 Feet Down A Cliff. The electric vehicle was carrying four occupants when it fell off a steep cliff in California, and nobody was seriously hurt. #crash #electricvehicles #video Read: https://t.co/5ZCckfcNZb pic.twitter.com/ZKJTw97AGb— CarBuzz (@CarBuzzcom) January 3, 2023
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Tesla vehicles are known for their safety and for being durable and being able to withstand tremendous forces of impact to them.
In fact, we have a prior video where a tree fell on top of a Tesla and it wasn't a small tree either. It was large and the occupants of that Tesla survived as well.
I've been asked many times by people who I give rides in my Tesla Model 3 RWD if the glass roof would protect the Tesla from a falling object or debris and I can confidently say that it would.
Tesla vehicles are frequently given 5 star reviews on NHTSA and there are a variety of safety features built into each Tesla, including air bags, warnings sounds and proximity chimes, and a Tesla Safety Score, which can be used to see how safe one is in their driving habits.
We are grateful that this family survived the crash and are also grateful to Tesla for making safety a priority in their cars.
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@elonmusk Got me seriously wanting to buy a Tesla. Was on this rescue, 250 ft off Devils Slide, all occupants survived. #ThatsaTD pic.twitter.com/uCrlrAWsIX— Brock Sommerset (@BrockSommerset) January 3, 2023
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This is the latest update on this story: The driver apparently did it on purpose and is arrested.
Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.