A Tesla Model 3 car has crashed doing 100mph in Corvallis, Oregon. With hot batteries from the vehicle being flung far and wide from the crash site.
Tesla Model 3 100mph crash in Oregon: The driver of the car only received minor injuries in the accident. Police said that two batteries from the car ending up smashing through windows of nearby properties. With one ending up on someones lap and another on a bed which caused the bedding to catch fire. Tesla has come under fire in the past for their batteries bursting into flames. Although the Oregon crash now points to the fact they are also a hazard to the environment.
The Corvallis police department said in a statement on Facebook that the car hit a power pole at 100mph. Shearing the pole from it’s base and throwing battery packs far and wide. The car was obliterated in the accident and was unrecognizable. In a statement the police department said. “A tire was ripped from the car on impact and struck the second story siding of a nearby apartment complex. With such force that it ruptured the water pipes in the wall. Destroying the bathroom of the apartment and flooding the downstairs portion of the apartment as well.”
The driver fled the scene of the accident on foot. But was later found and taken to hospital with minor injuries and police have charged him with reckless driving and hit and run. It took authorities 3 hours to pick up batteries and clear debris from the scene. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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