CHP confirms first Tesla Cybertruck crash, pictures trace at pickup’s sturdiness

What might very properly be the primary Tesla Cybertruck crash has been reported in California. The automobile, which seems to be an organization automotive, was concerned in a collision with a Toyota Corolla. Photographs taken of the 2 automobiles after the crash hinted on the efficiency of the Cybertruck’s robust chrome steel panels throughout a real-world collision. 

Stories of the crash have been initially reported on the r/Cybertruck subreddit, with person u/boddhya sharing pictures of the automobiles that have been concerned within the collision. Primarily based on pictures that have been shared on-line, it appeared that the Toyota Corolla suffered intensive injury to its entrance finish. The Cybertruck, however, appeared to have incurred injury to a few of its panels and trims. 

Head on at this time on CA-17
byu/boddhya incybertruck

Whereas the preliminary experiences of the Cybertruck crash instantly resulted in some Tesla skeptics speculating if Autopilot was concerned or if the all-electric pickup truck was at fault, a abstract from the California Freeway Patrol, which was shared with The Autopian, confirmed that the Corolla was the one which hit the Tesla. The CHP report famous that solely the motive force of the Cybertruck sustained a minor harm, and that the automobile was not working in Autopilot when it was struck. 

“On December 28, 2023 at roughly 2:05 pm, CHP Redwood Metropolis items have been dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on SR-35 (Skyline Boulevard), south of Web page Mill Highway. Our preliminary investigation signifies a Toyota Corolla was touring south on SR-35 southbound, south of Web page Mill Highway, at an unknown velocity, when the motive force, for unknown causes, turned to the correct and subsequently struck a mud embankment on the correct shoulder. 

The drivers aspect of the crashed CT
byu/Brian1961Silver incybertruck

“The Toyota then re-entered the roadway, crossed over the double yellow traces into the northbound lane, and crashed right into a Tesla Cybertruck touring north on SR-35 northbound. The Tesla driver sustained a suspected minor harm and declined medical transportation. No different accidents have been reported. It doesn’t seem that the Tesla Cybertruck was being operated in autonomous mode. The investigation into this incident is ongoing,” the CHP famous. 

Curiously sufficient, the Cybertruck that was concerned within the crash doesn’t appear to be owned by an everyday buyer. As per the CHP, the all-electric pickup truck seems to have been pushed by a Tesla engineer based mostly in San Francisco. The automobile additionally had Texas plates, and its registration was listed at Palo Alto. 

Footage of the world following the Tesla Cybertruck and Toyota Corolla crash may be considered under. 

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CHP confirms first Tesla Cybertruck crash, pictures trace at pickup’s sturdiness

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