After a big tree fell on his car’s glass roof, the driver of a Tesla apparently walked away unharmed. The event was reported from China, and images of the white Tesla Model 3 held down by the tree went viral on social media, attracting the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The Tesla Model 3 escaped substantial structural damage despite a huge tree crashing on top of it. Even when a tree fell on it, the glass roof, which Tesla claims can endure up to four times the weight of the car, did not shatter.
According to a social media user who provided a video of the incident, the car’s driver was unharmed. “Meanwhile in China, massive tree falls onto Tesla Model 3 glass roof driver walks away uninjured,” the Twitter user wrote, adding: “Elon Musk once said that Tesla Model 3 is the safest car in the world.”
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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, replied to the video with a report claiming that the Tesla Model 3 has the lowest risk of injury of any car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.
“The agency’s data shows that vehicle occupants are less likely to get seriously hurt in these types of crashes when in a Model 3 than in any other car,” the report stated.