According to police, a 70-year old California woman lost her control of her Tesla Model X on Friday morning and slammed it into the side of a San Mateo home.
San Mateo Police wrote, “This morning, a driver lost her control and drove into a home.” They posted photos of the vehicle’s rear wheels hanging in the air while the front was buried inside the house. “Fortunately, no one was injured in this collision.”
A firefighter is seen climbing over the front of the electric vehicle to look for survivors.
According to police both the driver and the 40-year-old girl who was riding shotgun escaped injury. No one was inside the home.
Meredith Donato , a resident, told FOX 2 that her sister received an alert through the alarm system.
The family quickly learned that it wasn’t an intruder, but a 6,200 pound Tesla, which destroyed most of their home around 7 am.
Donato said that her mother was lucky to be out, or else she would have been inside, drinking her morning coffee.
Sean Carmichael, a neighbor of the station, told them that it sounded as if an earthquake had struck. When he returned after getting coffee he found two cars destroyed.
He told the station that it was time to add speed bumps on this road.
San Mateo Police spokesperson Jerami SURRATT told SFGate that the car was heading down a steep hill when witnesses noticed it stop, then accelerate quickly.
He said that it then “flew between 40 and 50 feet in the air” over a swimming pool, before crashing into a wall.
He told the outlet that the car wasn’t in self-driving at the time.