Video Shows A Tesla Model S Striking Object On California Highway, Bouncing, And Racing Past

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With all the attention focused on three Tesla Model S eclectic sedan fires that have prompted an inquiry by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced on Tuesday, a video has emerged showing what appears to be Model S sedan escaping debris after a semi-truck rollover incident in California.

The video, which was discovered by a reader of the online blog Inside EVs, would be just another of countless videos drivers make of highway mayhem that are uploaded to the popular YouTube video-sharing service, but in this case it appears the dashboard director seems unaware that one of the vehicles swerving past the mayhem in the last half of the 12-second clip is a Tesla.

The Model S appears out of the smoke and appears to strike debris on the pavement hard enough for the car to bounce and race onward. In two of the three known Model S fire incidents, the smoking and flames emerge minutes after the collision. The video’s uploader claims the accident took place on Monday in Redwood City, Calif., close to Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) headquarters in Palo Alto, where there’s a high concentration of Model S sedans in one of the wealthiest zip codes in America.

The video is brief, so we don’t know what happened to the Model S, but no further details about any damage to the vehicle has emerged.

Here’s the full 11-second video:

 

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