A 70-year-old California woman mislaid power of her Tesla Model X and slammed into nan broadside of a San Mateo location Friday morning, according to section police.
"This greeting a driver mislaid power of her conveyance and drove into a house," San Mateo constabulary wrote connected Facebook, on pinch a group of photos showing nan rear wheels dangling successful nan aerial pinch nan beforehand extremity heavy wrong nan home. "Thankfully, nary 1 was wounded successful this collision."
Photos show nan beforehand extremity of nan electrical car crushed against nan homeowner's oven arsenic a firefighter climbs complete it looking for survivors.
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A 70-year-old California female mislaid power of her Tesla Model X and floored it – going airborne complete a excavation and into nan broadside of a location successful San Mateo, according to police. (San Mateo Police Department)
Both nan driver and her 40-year-old daughter, who was riding shotgun, escaped injury, according to police, and nary 1 was location wrong nan house.
"My sister really sewage an alert from nan information siren strategy to fto her cognize that personification had surgery into nan house," 1 of nan residents, Meredith Donato, told FOX 2.
But it wasn't a burglar, nan family soon learned, it was a 6,200-pound Tesla that demolished astir of their room astir 7 a.m.
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The clang happened astir 7 a.m. Friday, while nan homeowner, who would usually beryllium successful her room drinking tea, happened to beryllium out. (San Mateo Police Department)
Luckily, according to Donato, her mother was retired – aliases she'd person been sitting wrong drinking her greeting tea.
Neighbor Sean Carmichael told nan position it sounded for illustration an earthquake hit, and he returned from getting java to find 2 parked cars destroyed.
"Maybe it's clip to put immoderate velocity bumps down this roadworthy now," he told nan station.
Both nan car and nan location suffered superior damage. (San Mateo Police Department)
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The car was headed down a steep slope erstwhile witnesses saw it travel to a extremity and past accelerate rapidly, San Mateo constabulary spokesperson Jerami Surratt told nan SFGate newspaper.
Then it "flew 40 to 50 feet done nan air," complete a excavation and into nan wall, he said.
The car was not utilizing self-driving mode astatine nan time, he told nan outlet.
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