Tesla Driver Found At Fault In Collision With Garbage Truck


Model S

Model S

Last Tuesday, an impatient Tesla Model S driver ran into a garbage truck in the Dominion Hills neighborhood outside of Arlington, Virgina.

As ARL Now reports:

“A county worker was sent to the hospital after a garbage truck collided with a Tesla on Tuesday morning.”

“The incident happened around 9 a.m., at the intersection of N. Madison Street and 9th Road N., in the Dominion Hills neighborhood.”

“Police say the garbage truck was turning right onto N. Madison Street, but was waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street. A driver in the high-end electric sports sedan apparently became impatient and attempted to go around the truck, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.”

With the Model S now in the garbage truck’s blindspot, the driver of the truck was unable to see the car and proceeded forward before running into the Tesla.

According to the police department, “The woman driving the Tesla was determined to be at fault for improper passing but did not receive a traffic citation.”

The operator of garbage truck was transported to the hospital forΒ β€œprecautionary reasons.” Β Apparently, the Model S driver was uninjured.

Though the Model S is claimed to be the safest car on the road, you’d figure a 18,000-pound garbage truck would do substantial damage to the S and from an incident such as this you’d expect the Model S driver to be the one who needs medical attention. Apparently, that was not the case.

Most importantly, all parties are okay now.


Typical Garbage Truck

Typical Garbage Truck

Source: ARL Now

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8 Comments on "Tesla Driver Found At Fault In Collision With Garbage Truck"

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Big deal!

Wait, wait! I am not sure the article sufficiently elaborates on the garbage truck nor its contents or mission at the time of the incident the same way it does for the “impatient high-end electric sports sedan”. “Typical Garbage Truck”?! What’s that? πŸ˜‰

Hey vdiv, not sure I follow, the quote (“impatient high-end electric sports sedan”) was the assessment of the Arlington County Police.

The truck was about to make a turn after a pedestrian cleared its route – not sure why “its mission” or contents would be of any consequence. Its mission would be to make a turn, most likely in the process of hauling garbage.

Jay, I am kidding. Maybe inappropriately so, but the way the story is written in both ARL Now and here makes me crack up πŸ™‚

It is if U own a Tesla/…..l o l …

lol, this isn’t news. Should be retitled: “Vehicular accident, human at fault.”

A very low speed accident. Protocol probably requires that all accidents require those company drivers to go to the hospital.

Not sure what’s worse: that this story was published or that I actually read it.