Watch Transit Bus Run Red Light & T-Bone Tesla Model S: Video


Fortunately, the slippery surface appears to have lessened the impact.

The slippery, snowy surface may be partially to blame for this crash, but it definitely lessened the impact too.

The aftermath appears to show that everyone was okay, despite the major impact. The driver of the Tesla Model S, as well as what appears to be the bus driver, are both seen exiting the vehicles after the crash. Additionally, several passersby came to assist. It’s worth pointing out that the Tesla immediately activated its hazard lights following the collision.

At fault is the transit bus. However, it’s not immediately clear if the bus driver simply didn’t see the red light or, more likely, if the bus just couldn’t stop in time due to traveling too fast for the road conditions. It’s probably a combination of both. Late reaction time and just simply moving too fast to bring the big, heavy bus to a halt.

Grab a look at the video clip above to watch as a bus blows a red light and t-bones a Tesla Model S.

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The bus may have ran the red light. But that SUV in the next lane to the Tesla was smart enough to slow down seeing that bus running the light. But Tesla never saw that bus coming at all..

The SUV was waiting for the left-turn signal. You can see the SUV signalling a left turn. You can see the left turn signal on the traffic lights attached to the median poles at the beginning of the video and at 55 sec. when the good Samaritan makes his u-turn.

You’re right about the SUV, but there’s a reason that driving instructors and test examiners check if you’re looking around at an intersection even when you have a green.

It’s always good to check and be prepared for other people’s mistakes if you can. That bus was pretty easy to see with the slightest effort. I suppose you need a little intuition to figure out it won’t stop in time, but not much.

The Tesla driver was also “traveling too fast for road conditions,” but he had the green light and right of way.

No matter the situation, someone always finds a way to put at least some of the blame on Tesla’s.

Ohh damn, a Tesla was on the road legally, call the media it’s a huge story, honestly.

Is it possible that you know squat about speed limits at that place ?.

Tesla speed looked fine to me but I know squat about the speed limit their too.

In snow and ice, that was not a “fine” speed.

I did say I know squat (about anything apparently), didn’t I !.


The posted maximum speed limit always comes with the caveat of “conditions permitting.” For example, you would not necessarily be blameless if you were driving down an interstate highway at the posted 65 mph speed limit and rear ended someone when the conditions were a snowstorm with slick snowcovered roads or heavy fog with limited visibility.

See the video below of a 47 car pileup on I-70 that resulted in at least one death. It appears that the cars were driving at or near the posted 65 mph speed limit.

To the author of the article:

You obviously don’t know Canadian drivers and what they are used to. That’s Guelph Ontario, and such conditions in winter is normal. The speed was fine.

Regardless, a bus running a red light!

speed limits are maximums, not targets. You drive appropriate to conditions. What you know about the speed limits there is irrelevant; if someone’s driving too fast for conditions.

The traffic light for the bus is not visible. Who says the light was red?

If you look on the left of the video, you can see that the light for the Tesla was green. What you say would only make sense if the light for the bus was faulty. But since the white car to the left of the bus was slowing down, the light really was red.

I love how people seem to always place the blame on the machines around them when it’s usually human error that caused the problem.

I dunno Erna, maybe the um, locals in the cam car know how their traffic lights work better than we do?

> The aftermath appears to show that everyone was okay, despite the major impact. The driver of the Tesla Model S, as well as what appears to be the bus driver, are both seen exiting the vehicles after the crash.

No mention of the bus passengers. They won’t have had seatbelts, so even a low speed collision could have thrown them around a bit. Hope they’re all okay.

“The slippery, snowy surface may be partially to blame for this crash”

I didn’t even see the Tesla driver try to brake. At all.
The bus running the red is 100% to blame. It’s that simple.

That bus driver just screwed his/her own career. For a mass-transit driver to run a red light is unforgivable.

This video hit home with me big-time & personal. I’m Canadian, I spent about 8 years living in Guelph; I know winter. But there’s more: I used to drive a city bus, just like this one, in Edmonton Alberta. But there’s more: I of course used to drive buses in the wintertime there (Edmonton). One day in the winter, with conditions that were exactly like these in the video, with a full load of passengers on board, I decided to have some fun with some of them sitting in the back seat. I moved a bit closer to the curb and floored it. This line of attack meant that, when I crossed a side street I went over the crown of that side street just enough to give the passengers at the back of the bus a bit of a “lift” 🙂 The problem arose when, going fast, I came upon a 4-lane cross street with lights. When vehicles are repeatedly braking on snowy roads in the wintertime, it turns some of that snow to what’s known as “black ice”. It has no glare and can’t easily be seen. I slammed on the brakes, but of course, with the speed… Read more »