Model S rear-ended by a semi. Semi undrivable.

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Trunk is completely collapsed, but cabin appears to be intact.
The semi appears to be in just as bad of shape as the Tesla. Radiator appears to be damaged.
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The redditer had just purchased the car (used, private sale). It was being delivered to him. Luckily for him, ownership had not yet changed hands.
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Yeah, saw this... impressive and, as one of the people commenting said, a blessed thing there were no children on rear facing seats in the trunk... :eek:
 

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Yeah, saw this... impressive and, as one of the people commenting said, a blessed thing there were no children on rear facing seats in the trunk... :eek:
I've read elsewhere that Tesla installs additional bracing for that area to prevent it from collapsing for cars ordered with the rear-facing seats.
 

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I've read elsewhere that Tesla installs additional bracing for that area to prevent it from collapsing for cars ordered with the rear-facing seats.
Here's a picture showing the aluminum cross member that is added when there are rear-facing seats.
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