A Man Destroyed His Tesla To Save Unconscious Driver, Tesla Covers Repair Costs

It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won’t even be very costly.

According to Muenchner Merkur (via Jalopnik), 41-year-old Manfred Kick was driving his Tesla Model S when he noticed a man in a Volkswagen driving erratically on the Autobahn near Munich, Germany. When Kick realized the man was unconscious, he pulled in front of the Volkswagen and slowly braked until both cars came to a stop.

He then entered the Volkswagen and gave the man first aid, while some people who stopped called emergency services. The man, who appeared to have suffered a stroke, was taken to the hospital and is stable, the German police said Tuesday.

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The feel-good story would potentially end with a large damage bill for the Tesla driver — there’s a total of 10,000 euros in combined damage, according to Jalopnik — if it weren’t for Elon Musk, who shared the story on Twitter and said Tesla would provide all repair costs free of charge.

The German police are conducting a formal investigation against Kick, as is always the case after an accident. However, according to a policeman handling the case, he is more likely to get an award for his bravery than a fine.