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Tesla Gets $60,000 In Damages: Accident By Uninsured Teenage Driver

We see a video of a Tesla getting side-swiped by an uninsured teenage driver. How bad were the damages?

Tesla Totaled By Uninsured Teenage Driver

In California, Mike was leaving a parking lot, and he was traveling around 10 mph. It was at this time that a Mazda driver was turning into a gas station and collided with the side of the Tesla Model 3.

During the impact, the glass on the driver side door shattered, and it sent shards of glass that hit both Mike and his girlfriend. You can hear the audible distress in his voice during the crash.

Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured, however, Mike and his girlfriend experiences hearing issues after the crash and Mike's girlfriend suffered neck pains for several months.

The driver of the Mazda was underage and under insured. The police were called and arrived quickly at the scene of the accident.

The Mazda driver's insurance only covered up to $10,000 and Mike's insurance ended up covering the rest of the totaled car's value of $60,000.

Mike found the situation ironic because the Mazda has a license plate that said "WatsGaz" and hit the Tesla while the Mazda was trying to go into the gas station.

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Other Tesla Accidents

Tesla vehicles seem to be a target for people, and one Tesla had its sentry mode on and showed someone trying to pry off a door handle. The man was not successful and punched the car, hurting his hand.

Another Tesla was hit by a car exiting its parking spot and caused the Tesla alarm to go off, causing 20 other bystanders to watch and see the accident the other vehicle caused. It took about 2 weeks to get the Tesla back from this damage.

Another Tesla was driving when a black Suburban moved to the right and made a U-Turn right in front of her. Jenn slammed on the brakes and barely missed the Suburban. The driver of the Suburban was smiling and looking back as they pulled away. Thanks to the quick reflexes of Jenn, there was no harm done.

There was another video of an accident of a driver running a red light and undercutting another vehicle in the air. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured.

A Honda was seen passing a Tesla using the other lane of traffic, almost hitting another car on the way. There was also a video of an F-15 from an Air Force base flying ahead of the Tesla.

For more information, you can see the incidents in this video:

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Duke Woolworth (not verified)    March 28, 2023 - 12:14PM

Body shop work is damned expensive. I was recently driving my Bolt on a side street when a parked car door opened as I passed. Only extensive damage was the right front headlight, hood, and fender because aluminum is tough to unbend. As I passed, the door also damaged both doors, the mirror, and the rear quarter panel. Total $11,746.

Scott (not verified)    March 28, 2023 - 9:07PM

“Mike found the situation ironic because the Mazda has a license plate that said "WatsGaz"…

The video clearly shows that it was the Tesla, not the Mazda, with the “WatsGaz” license plate. Was Mike (as the Tesla driver) unaware of his own license plate?