In case you missed this piece of news from earlier this week, a German Tesla Model S owner deliberately sacrificed his own car to save the life of another driver on Germany’s Autobahn highway.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk naturally heard about the much publicized act of valor and selflessness, and has decided to reward the Model S owner with expedited repairs and parts replacements.
Manfred Kick, the hero in this story, was driving along the Autobahn in his Model S when he noticed that the driver in front – in a Volkswagen Passat – was driving erratically on the road. Realizing that something was wrong, Kick pulled up alongside the swerving car and saw that the driver was unconscious.
Now here’s the amazing part of the story: without thinking about his own safety or the possibility of damaging his own expensive Model S, Kick pulled ahead of the Passat and started slowing down, forcing the Passat to come to a halt.
Kick later discovered that the driver of the Passat had passed out after experiencing a stroke.
The heroic act caught the eye of Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who quickly tweeted that Tesla would cover all repairs to the damaged car, and that the company would expedite the service so Kick could get his car back in mint condition as soon as possible.
Congrats to the Tesla owner who sacrificed damage to his own car to bring a car with an unconscious driver safely to a stop!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2017
What makes this newsworthy is the fact that Manfred Kick went out of the way to save a life, not caring about the fact that his own vehicle would be damaged, and possibly cost a lot of money to fix.
1redDrop salutes Manfred Kick for his selfless thinking, but we kind of think Musk should have gone one better and actually given him a brand new Tesla Model S for his act of bravery. That would certainly have been seen as a stronger act of support by the company.
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