The video above is from Merida, Mexico on October 18th. It appears that another Tesla Model S has caught fire after a pretty extreme accident where the vehicle experienced a violent crash with low wall after it jumped curb and went airborne.
The driver and potential passengers were driving at speeds in excess of the speed limit and fled the scene of the accident. From the video, it appears that the fire is also more extreme than the Seattle fire which didn’t compromise the passenger compartment.
Bloomberg says even though the driver fled, he was contacted by Tesla and is unharmed.
“We were able to contact the driver quickly and are pleased that he is safe,” Jarvis-Shean said today in an e-mailed statement. “This was a significant accident where the car was traveling at such a high speed that it smashed through a concrete wall and then hit a large tree, yet the driver walked away from the car with no permanent injury.”
The end result: