Kid Gets into Showcased Tesla Model S, Hits Pregnant Lady after Trying to Drive Off

Kid Gets into Showcased Tesla Model S, Hits Pregnant Lady after Trying to Drive Off 1 photo
"Only in China" should be the category for this news, but we're not going to do that since it could basically happen anywhere on the planet. Sure, you’d expect kids to be attended by an adult who takes care of them - no matter how big of a future driver they seem to be.
Unfortunately, attempting to drive off in a Tesla Model S was not the only problem the young EV-enthusiast got himself into, but also hitting a person with the car.

Who said EVs are boring, silent and far from anything close to an old-school car? No, electricity-munchers are in fact a lot more than that and appear to be what we’ll be all seeing on the streets in the future. Whether they're going to be hybrids at first, sooner or later most of the regular cars on the road will be passing by with the same speed sportscars do today without sipping one drop of fuel.

This poor kid seems like he knew that since he liked the white Tesla so much he simply had to get his hands on the wheel. The car was on exhibition at a mall in Beijing on Saturday when the boy slipped into the driver’s seat and...well, pushed the pedal. It could be a funny story, even a cute one for Elon Musk’s fans, but it’s not because he hit a pregnant woman in the process.

Now, the fault might as well belong to the Tesla Motors China who most likely shouldn’t have let the cars unattended. According to Shanghaiist, the two cars on display were unlocked so that viewers could enter and get the proper feeling. Luckily, the car seemingly took off at slow speed so the injuries were probably minor.
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