CORVALLIS — An Oregon man crashed a Tesla whereas going about 100 mph, destroying the automobile, an influence pole and beginning a fireplace when among the tons of of batteries from the automobile broke home windows and landed in residences, police mentioned. Dylan Milota was driving a 2019 Tesla S Tuesday evening when he misplaced management, left the highway and traveled greater than 300 toes earlier than stopping, based on Corvallis Police Lt. Ryan Eaton.
The automotive sheared off an influence pole on the base, knocked down two bushes and a phone junction field, police mentioned. Batteries tossed from the Tesla within the collision landed in an individual’s lap and on a mattress in a close-by residence, inflicting the bedding to ignite, police mentioned. Police mentioned tons of of batteries used to energy the automobile had been strewn round within the crash.
A tire ripped from the automotive additionally struck the siding of a close-by house constructing with such pressure that it ruptured the water pipes within the wall, destroying a part of an house, police added.
Milota, 21, fled the crash scene on foot and police arrested him about three blocks away, Eaton mentioned. Milota was taken to a hospital for minor accidents and is going through misdemeanor costs of driving underneath the affect of marijuana, hit and run, legal mischief, reckless driving and reckless endangering, Eaton mentioned.
Police urged residents to concentrate on probably hazardous batteries that would nonetheless stay within the space of the crash. The batteries might trigger burns, launch poisonous fumes and will leak dangerous substances, police mentioned.
–The Related Press