We’re not sure if this will get as much attention as a Police car hit by a Tesla, though it should. After all, I was taught years ago that a dog biting a man is not news; a man biting a dog is news. Well, here’s your bitten dog, professor! Thanks to Tesla’s integrated cameras, we can see in the video below that the Tesla driver (or the car) had no role in this crash.
The Model S Plaid is driving down a highway in Mexico when a police truck approaches from behind. Although it had the warning lights on, the sirens were off at the time. As the traffic slows down in front of the Tesla, its driver has little space to maneuver to make way for the police. The officer behind the wheel fails to acknowledge the change in traffic speed and hits the Tesla from behind.
He probably intended to change lanes to overtake the Tesla, and for that, he looked into the side mirror and checked the blind spot. Unfortunately, the Tesla slowed down at that point, and the police officer had little time to react. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the officer took full responsibility for the rear-end crash, but that’s not the end.
The Model S Plaid driver has waited for a long time to get his car. He is likely facing many months without the car while waiting for it to be fixed. Tesla repairs are notoriously lengthy, especially as Tesla prioritizes parts for new car builds. This leaves car owners high and dry when they need replacement parts for repairs.