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.
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.