Tesla

If You Crash Your Tesla to Save a Life, Elon Musk Might Foot the Bill

Tesla is covering repairs for a German Model S owner who used his car to prevent a potentially fatal accident.
Entrepreneur Staff
Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.
2 min read

Buying a Tesla certainly isn’t cheap -- the 2017 Model S starts at $68,000 and tops out at $138,000. So it stands to reason that the vehicles are probably fairly expensive to fix, too. But if you wreck your Tesla while being a Good Samaritan, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk may happily foot the bill.

This week, a Tesla owner in Munich, Germany, used his car to save the life of a fellow driver on the Autobahn.

Related: Elon Musk Personally Cancels 'Super Rude' Customer's Tesla Model X Order

When 41-year-old Manfred Kick realized that the driver of a nearby Volkswagen Passat was unconscious at the wheel, he pulled in front of the vehicle and braked until both cars came to a safe stop. He then proceeded to give the ailing driver CPR and had other passersby call the fire department for help, the Muenchner Merkur reported.

Both men are fine now, but Kick’s quick thinking landed them with combined damages of more than $10,000. However, yesterday Musk tweeted that Tesla will take care of the bill.

More from Entrepreneur

Kim's expertise can help you become a strong leader, pitch VCs for capital, and develop a growth strategy.
Book Your Session

For a limited time only, get this bundle of Entrepreneur PressĀ® titles for less than $30 (60% OFF) on our bookstore when you use "LEAP" at checkout.
Buy Now

Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.
Get Your Quote Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.