Not all heroes wear capes, but they probably do drives Teslas! Near Munich, Germany, a man in his Tesla Model S put his own safety and $70,000+ car on the line to save a person’s life.
He saw a Volkswagen Passat swerving uncontrollably on the Autobahn, slamming and screeching against the guardrail multiple times. While others honked and drove away after hurling a few expletives, the Tesla Man (yes we will call him that) noticed that person in the erratic car was unconscious, hence the freakish driving.
As Muenchner Merkur reports, the 41-year-old Tesla Man sprang into action, and after calling the fire department, he pulled his Model S in front of the out-of-control Passat.
Overcoming all his German instincts of never passing through the right lane, he went ahead of the Passat and slowly applied his breaks to contact his rear bumper with the front of the Passat. He brought both of the cars to a halt, and shortly the fire department came to assist and found the unconscious driver to be suffering from a stroke.
By this act of total heroism, he saved the man’s life while sacrificing his own car. The newspaper claims that the combined damage to his Tesla and the Passat amounts to about 10,000 Euros, but nothing is more valuable than a man’s life!