Tesla's Elon Musk regularly says 'safety first' when it comes to Tesla's vehicles. Here's more proof.
The Model 3 driver was travelling at 80 km/h while a large articulated lorry was approaching from the opposite direction at about the same speed. Somehow, a wheel came off the truck, barrelling toward the Model 3. There was no way to avoid it, and it was headed right for the centre of the Model 3's front windscreen.
The tyre didn't simply bounce over the Model 3, but instead, it impacted it in a big way. Looking at the images of the aftermath almost makes it seem as though the Tesla struck a tree. The car's frunk area took the brunt of the heavy tyre and caused considerable damage. However, fortunately, Bike was able to exit the car and walk away completely unharmed. He thanks the Model 3 for saving his life.
There's really no way to know how this same type of incident would have impacted any other car. We can assume that the Model 3's frunk construction likely helped take the impact. Regardless, we can say that this is one of many instances where we've seen a Tesla involved in a bad accident, with no harm to the occupants inside.
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Bike has already stated that he's ordered another Tesla Model 3. It's hard to argue with his choice since his first Model 3 may have saved his life.
Bike just produced the shorter English version of the video, which is at the top of the page. We've embedded his original video below.