The YouTuber even says that the driver of the flying (and now totaled) Tesla attempted this on his own, and, moreover, he’s done it without any practice or test run beforehand.
Naturally, a crowd gathers, and everyone starts filming. The driver of the acrobatic Tesla violently accelerates, and the jump instantly became a very violent flying lesson (about 50 feet/15 meters long, as per Choi). The outcome, well… You can see it for yourself. The car was destroyed, and so were a bunch of trash cans. What’s sad is that other innocent owners had their cars damaged as well. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Model S was not even in the driver’s possession, but a rental. Apparently, after he pulled the insane stunt, the driver fled the scene, and the LAPD is looking for him as it’s investigating the incident as a hit and run. At the time of writing, there’s even talk of a $1,000 reward for anyone willing to share more info on who the driver was.
We’ll update the story as soon as more info becomes available. Until then, watch the video and draw your own conclusions, but remember to always stay safe and take care on the road.