Tesla crashes into Ohio’s Greater Columbus Convention Center at 70 mph

Tesla crashes into Ohio’s Greater Columbus Convention Center at 70 mph

A Tesla speeding at 70 miles per hour crashed into a convention center in Columbus, Ohio, footage of the crash shows.

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

Video shows the car hitting the curb at high speed and flying up a flight of stairs before hurtling through the convention center doors. The car hits a support pillar on the inside and spins 180 degrees before finally stopping.

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

Nobody was injured at the facility.

The crash caused between $250,000 and $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 hitting a curb and flying up a flight of stairs before smashing through the convention center doors
Footage shows the Tesla hitting a curb and flying up a flight of stairs before smashing through the convention center doors
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
The Tesla crash into the Greater Columbus Convention Center caused $250,000 to $300,000 in damage.
The Tesla that crashed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center caused $250,000 to $300,000 in damage.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

A witness told police the Tesla appeared to have accelerated to make a yellow light at the end of the block, according to a police report.

There’s no indication that Tesla’s Autopilot or full self-driving capabilities caused the crash.

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

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