Tesla Model X Driver Claims Car Went Homicidal All By Itself Crashing Into Parked Toyota

Even though we won’t know exactly what happened to this white Model X without a proper investigation by authorities as well as Tesla themselves, the driver claims that the fully-electric SUV suddenly accelerated all by itself.

The incident took place on August 10 on Calle de la Candelaria in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and aside from the Tesla, a Toyota pickup truck was also damaged. Thankfully, a woman standing by the Toyota was unharmed, as was a pedestrian on the other side of the road.

The latter got really lucky, because that sliding Model X missed him by a hair. It’s a good thing that he had time to react and take a couple of steps back, otherwise he could have gotten badly hurt – the driver of the Tesla may have helped too, turning the wheel in time.

So could the car have suddenly accelerated during that parking maneuver? Well, yes, but at this point in time we can’t be certain why. Before we go off and start blaming the car, we have to also entertain the possibility that the driver may have either unintentionally hit the accelerator or perhaps the pedal got stuck (for whatever reason – maybe underneath the floor mat).

Also read: Tesla Model X Bizarrely Balances On Guardrail After Crash

What we’d like to know is why the driver, allegedly aware that the car was accelerating by itself, only applied the brakes after nearly injuring two people – unless they were the ones inadvertently forcing the car’s momentum forward.

What do you think happened?


  • Some ol’ bloke

    Thats what they all say

  • WalthamDan

    Are they filming a sequel to Carrie?

  • Arct1c

    Yep. It’s time. The robots are turning on us.

  • Six_Tymes

    poor X, it hates itself. no doubt it was trying to self remove its silly, utterly ridiculous looking rear wing by any means possible.

    • FFEMT6

      If this were the case, we would certainly have had some suicidal Type R’s by now, don’t you think?

  • robotlogic

    Yeah, all by itself BS! Autopilot can not of been engaged with the brake on, you can see them going slow then hit the gas to do a U-Turn. Garbage driver and a liar!

  • let’s see the error log file

    • Aeromann

      Syntax Error

  • Rami Khoury

    The brakes where never on, you will see toward the end of when the model X came to a stop the brake lights came on. someone dosent know the difference between stop and go pedals.

    • db

      If you look at when the man standing on the sidewalk almost gets hit, you can clearly see the brake lights coming on as the car was turning.

      It is as if the driver’s foot was stuck between the brake and the accelerator pedals.

      • well, it never engaged.

      • krusshall

        No the brake lights don’t come on until right before the car stops in the street. You are only seeing the taillights when the car almost hits the man. Watch for the CHMSL to illuminate.

  • Mr. EP9

    Yeah, that’s right; blame the car for your own bad driving. It’s quite common among accidents involving Teslas.

    • db

      Anything wrong that happens while driving a Tesla, you can say the car did it on its own, after all there has to be some perks driving a Telsa.

    • Octane

      I’m beginning to think that a lot of people who buy or drive Teslas, do so because they dislike driving.

    • it kind of doesn’t help that the thing has scary power available for when someone does hit the gas instead of brake

  • TheBelltower

    Totally the driver’s fault. Though when so many people have their hands on a car that can go 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, stories like this have to be expected. A lot of damage can happen before the driver even has a chance to react. Using GPS, could there be a setting for the car to automatically activate Chill-mode when the car is in a parking lot?

    • Aeromann

      Yes, this moron should drive a 0.9cc, nothing else

  • alex.remsen

    if it’s trying to harm itself, it means the car went suicidal, not homicidal

    • FFEMT6

      Homicidal, as in it almost mowed down the innocent bystander. Did you miss him? Lol

  • Paul

    The driver was too busy trying to finish his burrito.

    • SPEEDY

      Surely a Vegan Burrito ?

  • Bubba Fett

    I’m thinking the driver hit the wrong pedal and panicked. Either that or the Tesla thought the Toyota was a Fire Truck.

  • uS’gedlemba

    Maybe it’s about time the accelator pedal and brake pedal replace the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. One hand for gas the other for brakes.

    • CaligulasRuin

      The Tesla only has one forward gear. There are no paddle shifters or anything other than a single drive gear.

  • Mr. Big

    I’d like to offer that babe in the pickup truck some mouth-to-mouth if she had trouble breathing after that ordeal.

    • specie5618

      You’ll get metoo 20 years later

  • FFEMT6

    The new “Autobot.”
    Or modern day #53

  • Aeromann

    This pedestrian should play lottery NOW!

  • Dennis James

    Skynet became self-conscious at 8/10/2019 4:03:02 PM.

  • CaligulasRuin

    That’s utter nonsense.

  • numbers_31_18

    Obviously driver error. Telemetry will show the accelerator pedal as being depressed and the brake pedal not.

  • Unplugged

    As any expert will acknowledge, brakes can overcome any motor/engine. The driver should admit that the wrong pedal was pushed and move on. No need to blame the car.

  • specie5618

    Yep, he step on the power pedal instead of brake pedal, I’ve seen this happen many times & of course drivers won’t admit it.

  • specie5618

    You mean scary incompetent drivers

  • izzey04

    self driving car..what’d you expect?….lol

  • Abu Sayyaff

    Ok …. there goes your BSOD !!! check your RAM .. Check your RAM

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