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Tesla driver goes airborne in ‘dangerous stunt’ on LA street

A reckless driver in a rented Tesla crashed into two parked automobiles whereas trying a “harmful stunt” on a steep residential Los Angeles road, wild video exhibits.

The footage, posted Sunday by the LAPD, exhibits a black 2018 Tesla S-BLM going airborne at Baxter and Alvarado streets simply after midnight within the metropolis’s Echo Park part as breathless spectators look on.

Video exhibits the automotive rushing previous the intersection and dramatically hovering down the hill earlier than colliding into a number of trash cans and two parked automobiles.

The Tesla was then deserted on the scene and Los Angeles cops are actually trying to observe down its driver within the misdemeanor hit-and-run crash.

The LAPD is providing a $1,000 reward for info resulting in the identification of the daredevil driver. A number of spectators on the scene posted video of the foolhardy stunt.

One close by resident told KABC the Tesla slammed into the again of his automotive.

Tesla stunt.
Video exhibits the automotive rushing previous the intersection and dramatically hovering down the hill.
LAPD Central Site visitors
Jonathan Sutak.
“There was damaged up rubbish pails strewn all over the place,” Jonathan Sutak stated in regards to the aftermath of the stunt.
KABC
Jordan Hook.
Jordan Hook stated neighbors noticed “a number of Teslas that got here down the hill following the one which jumped and crashed.”
KABC

“Neighbors instantly began displaying me movies of a number of Teslas that got here down the hill following the one which jumped and crashed and so they piled out of that crash,” proprietor Jordan Hook instructed the station.

Jonathan Sutak, of Echo Park, stated he opened up his door early Sunday morning and noticed a headlight shining close to his entrance door.

“After which I went out to the street there was damaged up rubbish pails strewn all over the place,” Sutak instructed KABC.

Witnesses instructed KABC passengers within the crashed Tesla hopped out and bought into one other automotive with males who had been recording the stunt and fled.

The driving force will face hit-and-run prices as soon as apprehended, police stated. Investigators have acquired greater than 50 tips about the motorist’s identification and have recognized a “particular person of curiosity” based mostly off public postings of his social media accounts, police stated.

“We have now reached out to him on his social media account,” the LAPD’s Central Site visitors Division tweeted. “We’re asking any witnesses to additionally come ahead.”

No accidents have been reported, however authorities stated the reckless trick might’ve ended a lot in another way.

Tesla crash.
The Tesla driver collided with a number of trash cans and two parked automobiles.
KABC
Echo Park, Los Angeles
The driving force will face hit-and-run prices as soon as apprehended, in keeping with police.
KABC

“It by no means ought to’ve been finished,” LAPD Det. Juan Campos told KTLA. “I don’t know what they have been pondering. It might’ve gotten any person killed.”

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