Horror fall over rocky cliff
Tesla falls 76 meters – family survives
A Tesla went off the road in the US and fell down a cliff. Over 76 meters in depth. Inside: a family of four. Miraculously, parents and children survived. But the rescue was difficult.
Image of horror: A white Tesla is completely smashed on a cliff.
Things are not going well for the American entrepreneur Elon Musk (51). In addition to the ongoing stress with his social media platform Twitter, shares in his electric car company Tesla are also falling. But now he has reason to be happy, at least somewhat.
Because the whole world is amazed at one of his constructions – the Tesla Y. As reported by NBC News, such a model fell over a cliff in California on Monday, more than 76 meters deep. And all survived. In the car was a family, a girl (4) and a boy (9) as well as the father (42) and the mother (42).
“Unfortunately, we come to such missions far too often. That they survived was nothing short of a miracle,” said fire chief Brian Pottenger at the scene of the accident. The car overturned several times and landed on its wheels on a rocky stretch of coast. Such accidents were usually fatal.
A firefighter who was involved in the rescue operation wrote on Twitter: “Now I want a Tesla like that too.”
“Wow, it drives extremely fast”
The fire brigade was able to rescue the girl and the boy with ropes. And the police air unit rescued the parents in an elaborate helicopter operation. The police posted a video of the dramatic rescue operation, which was complicated by strong winds. The rescuers themselves would have risked their lives in the operation.
According to the police, the car went off the road about 30 kilometers south of San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway on Monday and fell off a cliff. The point, which is up to 90 meters deep, is known as the “Devil’s Slide”.
A witness described the accident like this: “When I drove by, I thought: ‘Wow, he’s driving extremely fast to take this exit.’ And I see this car in my rear-view mirror, and it just goes over the edge and straight down .»
According to the latest police findings, the father apparently steered the car off the road on purpose in order to kill himself and the others. An arrest warrant has been issued against him for attempted murder. The background is still unclear. (tva/SDA)