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Tesla car crashes in Shanghai, catches fire, rescued by passersby

Shanghai, May 15: Yesterday evening, a video of a Tesla Model 3 car accident in Shanghai spread rapidly on social media. In this video, the car was seen on fire. Police reported the same day that the accident occurred 200 meters north of the Kangqiao Toll Station on the S2 Hulu Expressway.

Preliminary investigation found that Guo Moumou (42-year-old male) drove his minibus improperly when he collided with the retaining wall, causing a fire. Guo Moumou suffered leg injuries and was admitted to the hospital. His condition is stable and there is no threat to his life. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Tesla car crashes in Shanghai, catches fire, rescued by passersby

Seeing the seriousness of the accident, nearby drivers and passersby immediately came forward to help. A person broke the window of a Tesla using a window breaker installed in the bus and attempted to rescue the trapped people. Other passers-by also cooperated in this. A person tried to control the fire using a fire extinguisher.

After some time, fire brigade teams reached the spot and started rescue operations. Fortunately, the driver sustained minor injuries and due to timely rescue there was no major loss. In this incident, the bravery of the passers-by is praiseworthy, who risked their lives to help people.

Tesla car crashes in Shanghai, catches fire, rescued by passersby

The accident also highlights the risk of fire in electric vehicles. Due to the large batteries in new energy vehicles, they are more likely to catch fire after a collision. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and officials are trying to find out the reasons behind it.

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