Unfortunately, road accidents happen sometimes and it is very important that vehicles meet all safety standards in order to protect their passengers. Tesla Model X and Model 3 once again demonstrated their five-star safety rating and defended their occupants in a violent collision.
Reddit user u/Milesb1313, owner of a Tesla Model 3, shared photos taken after a serious accident. The photo and a small description suggest that a Model X crashed into the Model 3. The first photo posted by the author shows that his car was hit in the rear left fender. Judging by the fact that all cabin airbags were deployed, we can conclude that the impact was indeed strong.
The second photo shows the Model X, which has sustained significant damage. The car was thrown into the courtyard of a house with considerable force. The photo shows that its front end was badly damaged, although the rear and its left side were not photographed, so it is difficult to draw objective conclusions.
According to u/Milesb1313, after being hit by a Model X, he ran up to their car. The teenage girls who were in the back seat began to cry and ask for forgiveness, after which they said that everyone in the car was drunk. The teenage guy in the driver's seat said he was driving 60 mph, but u/Milesb1313 said it was clearly faster than that speed.
"I walked out, started yelling at them telling them wtf is wrong. The two girls in the back start crying saying sorry and that everyone is drunk. I talked with the driver and he said he was going about 60. I'm going to have to say he was going a lot faster than that."
While many details of the accident remain unknown, one thing is certain: all the passengers of the Model X and Model 3 did not suffer any serious injuries, as they were reliably protected by the vehicles.
Tesla's Model X was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash-test rating. 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. SUVs are notorious for having a high center of gravity that causes them to roll over when put into tight maneuvering situations, or a side impact. Rollovers can result in the partial or full ejection of passengers from the vehicle, increasing the chances of injury or death. The NHTSA has awarded the Model X a 5-star safety rating in each category and subcategory. It outperforms gas-powered SUVs in accident safety because of its all-electric architecture and powertrain design.
The NHTSA gave Tesla Model 3 a 5-star rating in rollover, side crash, and frontal crash tests. The safety of Model 3, like all cars of the company, is a matter of pride. Safety is the most important part of the overall Model 3 design. The metal structure is a combination of aluminum and steel, for maximum strength in every area. The constant, painstaking work of Tesla has amazing results because the safety of passengers and other road users is a top priority. It is Tesla who cares about this safety and is constantly developing and improving various systems that prevent the occurrence of crashes—since the safest car is the one that avoids accidents altogether.
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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.