Automatic brakes in the Tesla Model X electrical room have saved the lives of two families by preventing a tree from collapsing in the middle of the Dennis storm.
The incident took place near the village of Sturminster Marshal, England, on February 15, where a financial consultant Laurence Sanderson of Brentwood in Essex was driving through Dorset in his Model X electrical room for £ 86,000 when the huge 400-year-old oak tree It was blown to the ground.
The tree landed on the hood of the car, avoiding the roof when the car suddenly stopped due to automatic brakes. Sanderson said that if it hadn’t been for the automatic brakes, he and his family would have been “toasted.”
Traveling with Mr. Sanderson in the passenger seat was traveling by his wife Anna, with their children Max, 12, Isabella, nine, and Rex, three, in the back.
The family was in Dorset on vacation with the children currently in the medium term.
Surprisingly, the car traveling in the opposite direction was another Tesla, with the latest technology that also worked at the last moment, Dailymail UK reported.
The other Tesla had a family of four, all of whom were also unharmed. Since then, both cars have been confirmed as cancellations.
Following the shocking incident, both families were taken by a couple in a nearby house that gave them food and water. The A31 was blocked in both directions as a result of the fall of the tree.
He said: “My wife is a bit battered and bruised, but other than that we are completely unharmed, it’s a miracle. We were driving along the A31 and I saw the tree fall in the blink of an eye. The car squeezed brakes and the boot landed on our hood ”.
“Literally, one more second and we would have been toasted. It was huge, the biggest tree I have ever seen. The other car had four people and all were fine. The odds of both cars being Teslas are extraordinary.”
The scene was attended by the Dorset Police, the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Southwest Ambulance Service and the roads of England.