The owner of a Tesla Model 3 has had his newly-delivered electric sedan totaled because of an inattentive Honda Accord driver.
Dashcam footage from the Tesla shows it cruising along a road shortly after sunset. Out of nowhere, a white Honda Accord attempts to cross over the road but does so directly into the path of the Model 3.
The driver of the Accord can be seen slamming on the brakes as they notice the Tesla coming. The Model 3 owner also brakes and attempts to swerve out of the way but it was too little too late as the two come together in a violent crash.
Just before the Tesla slams into the side of the Accord, footage shows that the Honda already had some severe damage to its passenger-side front quarter panel and bumper. After the impact, the Accord’s side windows shatter and the curtain airbags deploy.
Crashes suck, especially when they involve new cars.
The owner of the Tesla Model 3 hasn’t uploaded any footage showing the damage sustained to his car. However, he says that the sedan has been totaled.
In most cases like this, the Accord driver would be found at fault and his insurance company would have to pay for repairing or replacing the Tesla. However, the Honda owner was driving on a suspended license and didn’t have any insurance at the time of the crash. The Tesla owner has now been made to wait until Monday next week to see if his insurance policy will pay to replace his car.
Unfortunately, we see videos like this all too often and they just cement our belief that some people simply aren’t capable of operating a car safely.