Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

A German man is being hailed a hero after using his Tesla Model S to stop another driver who was unconscious at the wheel while driving on the Autobahn.

Manfred Kick, age 41, pulled his car in front of a Volkswagen Passat and slowly braked until both vehicles came to a stop – causing more than $10,000 worth of damages to the Tesla.

However, the car maker's CEO, Elon Musk, has promised to repair the Tesla that was sacrificed to save another man's life.

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Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, is praising a Telsa owner who sacrificed his Tesla Model S to save another man's life. The incident caused more than $10,000 worth of damages to the Tesla, which Musk said will be paid by the car maker

Kick was driving north on Bundesautobahn 9 outside of Munich on Monday night when he noticed a Volkswagen (VW) Passat swerving on the highway, reports the German newspaper Merker.

The Tesla driver sped up alongside the other car and that is when he saw a man, age 47, slumped over the wheel – it has been revealed that the man, who has yet to be named, had suffered a stroke.

'The driver had tipped forward and hung motionless in the belt,' Kick told Merker.

'The head and hands hung limply down.'

'I had to stop his car somehow, otherwise it would have continued for ever.'

Within a few seconds, Kick had decided to pull his car in front of the VW and stop it by slowly pushing on the brake until both of the vehicles came to a halt.

And this heroic feat caused $10,651 worth of damages to the Tesla.

But if that wasn't enough, Kick ran over to the Passat to check the man's pulse.

'I felt his pulse and then put him in a lying position so that the foam ran out of his mouth,' he said.

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Manfred Kick (left), age 41, pulled his car in front of a Volkswagen Passat and slowly braked until both vehicles came to a stop – causing more than $10,000 worth of damages to the Tesla. Kick had decided to pull his car in front of the VW and stop it by pushing on the brake

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Within two days, the news of, what officials are calling, 'incredible courage', found its way to Tesla CEO who praised the Tesla driver on Twitter Wednesday

Shortly after three other drivers came to the scene, who Kick asked to call for help.

'I felt like I was in a movie,' he told Muncher Merker.

The unconscious man was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Kick told Mercker that he wasn't sure if insurance would cover the incident, but said what is most important is 'that the man is all right'.

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

Kick was driving north on Bundesautobahn 9 outside of Munich on Monday night when he noticed a Volkswagen (VW) Passat swerving on the highway. The Tesla can be seen in front and the Volkswagen Passat is behind

Elon Musk hails hero who sacrificed his Tesla to save another driver's life (and says his car will be fixed for free)

The unconscious man was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition. Kick told Mercker that he wasn't sure if insurance would cover the incident, but said what is most important is 'that the man is all right'

Within two days, the news of, what officials are calling, 'incredible courage', found its way to Tesla CEO who praised the Tesla driver on Twitter Wednesday.

'Congrats to the Tesla owner who sacrificed damage to his own car to bring a car with an unconscious driver safely to a stop,' wrote Musk.

And in minutes the billionaire returned to the social media platform with more news.


Source: Daily Mail
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