Tesla Drives Off 250-Foot Cliff And Everyone Survives, See The Crazy Footage
Scary footage was shown of the grisly scene of a Tesla that was purposely driven off a cliff with a family of four inside.
Another horror story involving the Tesla vehicle has now come to light, as a family of four was catapulted off a 250-foot cliff, and all managed to survive. It was initially thought that the driver had enacted the self-driving mechanic on the vehicle, resulting in the vehicle not being able to make the tight turn on the mountain road. However, it has now been established that 41-year-old Dharmesh Arvind Patel attempted to kill his entire family and himself, which you can see the wreckage of in the footage below:
From the above footage, firefighters are shown rappelling from a helicopter, as the mangled Tesla is tucked on the side of the cliff. There are shots from the cockpit dealing with the weather situation, and one showing the bodycam footage of the rappelling firefighter. Around three-quarters into the video, we see a gurney that could be holding one of the two parents involved in the incident, though we are not sure if it is Patel, and one final shot of the family arriving at the hospital.
Patel will now be booked on three counts of attempted murder charges and two counts of child abuse once he is released from the hospital for his injuries sustained from purposely crashing his Tesla vehicle. The family was rescued after plummeting off the cliff known as the “Devil’s Slide” in San Mateo County. Firefighters on the scene were able to rappel down the cliffside and rescue the two children (ages 4 and 7).
So far, there have been no reports if Patel hired a lawyer to speak on his behalf after the horrific incident, but it has been established that this act was completely intentional. The children were reported to have moderate injuries from the accident. Thankfully, the Tesla had flipped and landed on its wheels, which could have been the biggest reason why the occupants were able to survive such a long fall.
A helicopter had to be called in to extract Patel and his wife and airlift them to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. Based on the evidence taken from the scene, investigators have determined that Patel had intentionally driven the Tesla off the cliff side. Brian Pottenger of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection stated that witnesses called to report the accident around 10:50 AM on Monday.
Pottenger also stated that it is “very very rare” that the family was able to survive this, as there have been other cases where a car was driven off that same cliff, and all occupants died. One of those cases involved a family of six in 2018, which was driven off the cliff intentionally, and all died. The vehicle in that situation was not determined to be a Tesla.
Thankfully, it sounds like the children and their mother involved in this Tesla crash are going to make it out of this ordeal alive. Patel will make a recovery as well, though he is going to be heading to prison for a presumably long time for attempted murder and child abuse.