Elon Musk to the rescue — of a man who helped rescue a driver who had fallen unconscious while driving in Germany.
This week, a Tesla driver noticed a Passat driver swerving on the Autobahn, and realized the driver was unconscious. So he put his Model S in the path of the Passat to stop it, according to a German newspaper. The unconscious driver, 47, may have had a stroke and was taken to the hospital. He is now in stable condition.
“I do not know if the insurance pays,” Manfred Kick, the 41-year-old Tesla driver, reportedly said. “The most important thing is that the man is all right again.” Kick is being credited with possibly saving the man’s life.
Well, Musk got a kick out of the whole thing, so he got involved.
Musk tweeted that the damage would be taken care of, and quickly.
In appreciation, Tesla is providing all repair costs free of charge and expedited. https://t.co/D68HNJcCoQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2017
The price of a Model S electric sedan starts at about 65,000 euros ($70,000) in Germany.
Photo: Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2015. (Francois Mori/AP)