Tesla Model S Takes Out Utility Pole – Causes Blackout For Other EVs

4 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 10

Tesla Model S vs Utility Grid - Model S Wins

Tesla Model S vs Utility Grid – Model S Wins

Occasionally, we highlight some high profile accidents involving electric cars.  Some might think that indicates a “slow news day,” but honestly, it is more of a guilty pleasure.

Tesla Model S Crash Scene Caused By Radio Operation Or DUI - Likely Both

Tesla Model S Crash Scene Caused By Radio Operation Or DUI – Likely Both

This particular accident involved a 34 year old woman driving a 2012 Tesla Model S.  What caused the accident?  The owner told police she was “messing with the radio”.

Unfortunately when a officer asked for her license, she instead handed it to a firemen standing beside him.  A subsequent DUI charge was later levied for the lady at a local medical center.

As for the Model S, the emergency crew was not 100% sure how to handle it:

“Before police could release the electric vehicle to be loaded onto the flatbed wrecker, they had to secure information on how to turn off the Tesla Model S. Officials received technical instructions, and the all electric 4-door car was shut down.”

More pictures below:

Tesla Model S Airbage Deployment - Perfect 8 For 8

Tesla Model S Airbag Deployment – Perfect 8 For 8

Fire Crew "Learns" How To Handle A EC Crash On The Job

Fire Crew “Learns” How To Handle A EC Crash On The Job

Both Utility Pole And The Tesla Electric Sedan Have Seen Better Days

Both Utility Pole And The Tesla Electric Sedan Have Seen Better Days

All the details can be found at WGNSradio via autobloggreen

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10 responses to "Tesla Model S Takes Out Utility Pole – Causes Blackout For Other EVs"

  1. zilm says:

    I saw it on NHTSA channel first

  2. kdawg says:

    “Low Mileage Tesla for Sale!”

    (check the carfax ;))

  3. kdawg says:

    I notice a lot of the fire crew are smiling. Is this another type of EV-grin?

    1. Tom A. says:

      I was after I saw what the car did to the pole!!! Holy crap.

      1. Foo says:

        Shocking.

  4. Spec says:

    Holy $hit! She sheared right through that telephone pole! She’s lucky she’s not dead. I guess the seat belts and air bags did their job.

    1. Michael says:

      … And the 5-star safety rating due to incredibly rigid body structure reinforced with the battery slab combined with biggest crumple zones in the industry. This car is a TANK!

  5. Bonaire says:

    They say coal-fired EVs are bad for the environment.
    I say alcohol-fired EV drivers are bad for other EV charging cycles.

    1. Bonaire says:

      Looking at the picture, it was not a direct strike but a right-front quarter-panel type of strike. Very lucky she didn’t hit a large tree. Phone poles are somewhat designed to sheer like this. 1′ to the right and a growing tree would be a whole lot different results. I hope she learns that this is a “life lesson” and she changes her ways. I went through this type of thing a long time ago in my youth in the 1980s and I have to remind everyone – do not drink and drive.

  6. Priusmaniac says:

    Mozard assassinated…
    Destroying in a blink wat most of us can only dream of.