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.
Photos Ben Y. Thomasian @ Tesla Owners Worldwide, Pavel Uvarov