My Tesla Model 3 was almost certainly written off yesterday by a speeding driver off his face on P.
I was crossing the one-lane bridge over the Whangaparoa River at Cape Runaway on the East Cape.....and the guy roared onto the bridge without checking....and then didn't stop. He just smashed past me. We weren't injured at all.....it was a glancing hit.....but the side of the car was crumpled / shredded like tin foil.
I managed to just get my car off the bridge despite some serious damage to me rear left wheel. I looked back and saw the guy running away down the highway. A while later, after calling the AA with help from a local, we saw a bus go by and the owner of the bus in hot pursuit. The guy who hit my car had gone onto a nearby property and stolen an old bus the owner had been working on. So several vehicles chased the bus down the highway and the theif then drove it off the road into a paddock and it got stuck. He ran off, but they chased him down and caught him. He was then arrested and taken away.
But my car is stuffed, I think. It's only 4 months old.
Here's a merged video from the 4 TeslaCams. Front / back left and right. Watch the rear camera after the guy hits me......
Man! That's really bad. Glad you are in one piece.
And of course it's your own insurance that will get the hit (and thus probably your finances later) not his because we still allow uninsured drivers.