Tesla Model X protects its occupants' lives after falling from a 33-foot slope. Four people were injured from mild to moderate severity, and were able to get out of the car on their own.
This accident, which occurred in Switzerland, once again demonstrated the excellent safety of Tesla cars. On Saturday evening, an 18-year-old was driving from Lohn toward Taingen. The road passed through a forest, and on a right turn, the driver lost control of the car. The Tesla Model X drove into the oncoming lane, then ran off the road, falling off a 33-foot slope, according to FM1Today (via @alex_avoigt/Twitter).
The driver and three of his passengers were able to get out of the car on their own before the arrival of firefighters. All four were taken to nearby hospitals with minor to moderate injuries that were not life-threatening. The car was wrecked and had to be lifted out of the woods with a crane. The detailed course of the accident is currently being established and the details will become known later.
Tesla Model X once again demonstrated an excellent degree of passenger protection. The vehicle was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash-test rating. The NHTSA has awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating in each category and subcategory. It outperforms gas-powered SUVs in accident safety because of its architecture and powertrain design.
Unlike most SUVs, which tend to roll over with ease, Model X continues to return to an upright position. Avoiding roll-over provides critical added protection to passengers. This is why Model X was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash test. SUVs are notorious for having a high center of gravity that causes them to roll over when put into tight maneuvering situations or when hit from the side. Rollovers can result in the partial or full ejection of passengers from the vehicle, increasing the chances of injury or death.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.