They took several security videos moment A Tesla electric car crashed through the front of a convention center at 70 miles per hour, causing about $300,000 worth of damage.
The incident happened on May 4th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
The accident report said that the driver ran a red light and drove at about 70 km/h. He was identified as 63-year-old Frantz Jules. According to the report, the car belonged to the Yellow Cab Company.
The video shows the 2020 Tesla Model S ramming into the side of the building, and another video inside shows the damaged car coming to a stop inside. Passers-by ran to the driver’s aid.
The driver told police he lost control of the brakes before pulling off the freeway. He said the car stayed at a steady speed of 70 mph up until the accident.
The convention center hosted several events at the time, including a junior girls’ volleyball championship. Nobody inside was hurt.
According to the report, three police witnesses said they saw the car accelerating before the accident and there were no signs of the driver hitting the brakes to stop the car.
The driver was taken to a hospital where he was noted in stable condition.
Repair costs for the damage to the convention center are estimated to be between $250,000 and $300,000 and include replacement of drywall, a sprinkler system, electrical wiring, carpeting and wall paneling. The restoration will take about three months.
The driver was subpoenaed for failing to inspect his vehicle, according to the Franklin County Municipal Court. According to the report, neither drugs nor alcohol were a cause of the accident.
Here are the safety videos of the Tesla crash:
Runaway Tesla crashes through the wall of the convention center
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tesla-crash-columbus-brakes-video Safety video shows Tesla crashing out of control into a convention center at 70mph, causing $300,000 in damage