Tesla speeding at 70 mph crashes into Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio

Tesla speeding at 70 mph crashes into Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio

A Tesla accelerating to 70 mph crashed into a convention center in Columbus, Ohio, footage of the crash is being released.

The driver of the 2020 Tesla 3 crashed head-on into the Greater Columbus Convention Center on May 4 after losing control of his brakes, according to a police report obtained by WBNS.

The video shows the car, traveling at high speed, hitting the sidewalk and flying over a flight of stairs before entering the gates of the convention center. The car hits a support pillar inside and spins around 180 degrees before finally stopping to move.

The driver was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition, police said. He was slapped with a summons for failure to control.

No one inside the facility was injured.

The crash caused an estimated $250,000 to $300,000 in damage, a convention center official told the outlet.

The operator of the 2020 Tesla 3 crashed head-on into the Greater Columbus Convention Center after the driver lost control of his brakes.
The operator of the 2020 Tesla 3 crashed head-on into the Greater Columbus Convention Center after the driver lost control of his brakes.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Footage shows the Tesla hit a curb and flew over a flight of stairs before smashing through the doors of the convention center
Footage shows the Tesla hit a curb and flew over a flight of stairs before smashing through the doors of the convention center
Greater Columbus Convention Center
The driver was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition, police said.
The driver was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition, police said.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Tesla's crash at the Greater Columbus Convention Center caused approximately $250,000 to $300,000 in damage.
The Tesla that crashed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center caused between $250,000 and $300,000 in damage.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

A witness told police the Tesla appeared to have sped up to make a yellow light in the block, according to a police report.

There is no evidence that Tesla’s Autopilot or full self-driving features caused the crash.

The National Transit Safety Board has not launched a formal investigation into the tech’s involvement in the crash, Fox News reported.

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