The world's safest vehicle gets struck by a massive tree, yet the car is largely intact and the two occupants are okay.

The story, via Tesla Motors Club forum, goes something like this...

A mother, with child in the car, was driving on a cliff road above a lake when a landslide occurred. The landslide fell a massive tree, which landed right on top of the Model S.

The Tesla Motors Club forum poster (yobigd20) states:

"...if that was any other car, first the tree would have crushed them (remember, the Model S broke the NHSTA crush test machine because it can withstand a massive crush load)..."

We can't say for certain that any other car would've been crushed by the tree, but the photos do clearly show that the Model S held up extremely well while under the load of the tree.

Most importantly, the mother and child were okay.  No injuries were reported. And it appears as though the Model S did save their lives.

Tesla Model S Frontal Damage

Tesla Model S Frontal Damage

Tesla Model S Rear Damage

Tesla Model S Rear Damage

Source: Tesla Motors Club via Green Car Reports