A female driver of a Tesla Model S reportedly lost control of her vehicle at approximately 9:30 PM on Saturday night. The Tesla crashed through the Shogun Sushi restaurant in Bakersfield, California before coming to a stop within the building.
As 23 ABC reports:
"Shogun owner, JB Kim says the vehicle ended up half way inside the building. The restaurant had about thirty customers at the time of the incident."
Brick Webb, friend of JB Kim, owner of Shogun, stated
"...this could have been worse than what it is. The restaurant was at full capacity."
Fortunately, reported injuries were minor:
"Kim's wife was injured in the accident. He says his wife is at an area hospital with a minor leg injury. There was also a two-year-old baby taken to the hospital for observation."
Police on the scene did not arrest or charge the Model S driver at the time of the incident. Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to play a role in this accident.
It seems likely that the driver mistakenly hit the accelerator pedal when trying to apply the brakes. This is now the second time a Model S has crashed into a restaurant. In the previous instance, the Model S driver blamed it on unintended acceleration.
Source: 23 ABC