Mercedes SLK Driver Crashes Into A Tesla Dealer In San Francisco

A Tesla dealership in San Francisco got an unexpected visitor on Labor Day as a Mercedes SLK crashed into the showroom shortly after 2 pm.

According to SFGate, the Mercedes driver was trying to change lanes when they accidentally hit the curb and panicked. The driver then mashed the accelerator and hit a series of objects including a tree, a mailbox, a sign, and a traffic control box. The mayhem was eventually stopped when the Mercedes crashed into the Tesla dealership.

The car appears to have taken the brunt of the damage as we can see the hood, headlights, and front bumper were all destroyed in the crash. The dealership, on the other hand, seems to have escaped relatively unharmed as the only damage appears to be a few broken windows.

The driver was reportedly injured in the crash and taken to San Francisco General Hospital. The extent of their injuries remains unclear and initial reports didn’t mention any charging they may be facing.

Regardless, the accident caused a few headaches as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency told SFist the damage to the traffic control box took out traffic lights at a nearby intersection.

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  • Christian Wimmer

    Well Mercedes-Benz and Tesla do have a partnership so… it’s all good. :p

  • Jay

    Plot twist. This is actually an electric car hate crime.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      I lost it there XD

  • Matt

    Tesla employees were seen stealing various switchgear from the SLK to put into their parts room.

  • benT

    sparks flew !

  • Bash

    Some say the SLK driver has got an Electric shock and lost control!

  • Six_Tymes

    Poor little SLK, it wanted to be electrified, badly.

  • Shtekeris

    “the Mercedes driver was trying to change lanes when they accidentally hit the curb and panicked”

    /Facepalm … seriously… what

  • Infinite1

    It’s shocking!

  • nastinupe

    Take THAT Elon.

  • Big Black Duck

    jealous b*tch