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Moment Tesla swerves out of the way as wrong-way driver crashes into barrier and flips car

Moment Tesla swerves out of the way as wrong-way driver crashes into barrier and flips car while fleeing police on New York highway

  • Dash cam footage from a Tesla driver shows a motorist travelling the wrong way on the New York State Thruway flip his car as he attempted to evade police
  • It is unclear where along the Thruway the August 1 incident took place, or at what time
  • The driver of the Tesla can be seen swerving to avoid the oncoming car after it flips over and skid along the road’s shoulder 
  • The driver wrote:  ‘We have no knowledge as to why the New York State Police were chasing the driver in the opposite direction of traffic’
  • New York State Police were unable to provide an incident report or information about the crash

A Tesla’s dash cam has captured the shocking moment that its driver swerved to avoid an upturned car skidding toward them after it flipping over while appearing to drive the wrong way down a New York highway to evade police. 

Dash cam footage from the Tesla shows the driver’s quick reflexes as they switch lanes before the oncoming car flew past them on its side in a shower of sparks.

Video of the crash was uploaded to YouTube channel ViralHog, and reportedly took place on August 1 along the New York State Thruway.

The driver who submitted the footage said that the other car appeared to be involved in a car chase with police. Police cruisers appear to be visible in the distance on the footage. 

‘These 3 videos were captured by the dashcam system of my 2021 TESLA Model Y while my wife and I were heading home… after a nice weekend in Massachusetts,’ they wrote.

‘We have no knowledge as to why the New York State Police were chasing the driver in the opposite direction of traffic on a very busy roadway, or what happened to the driver after the accident.’

Sparks fly as the oncoming SUV skids past on its roof, causing the driver of the Tesla and another vehicle ahead to swerve violently to the right out of its way

It is unclear where along the 560-plus mile stretch of the New York State Thruway the incident took place.  

Public Information Officers from the New York State Police did not provide an incident report corresponding with the crash or further information by press time. 

'We have no knowledge as to why the New York State Police were chasing the driver in the opposite direction of traffic on a very busy roadway, or what happened to the driver after the accident. Presumably the driver was arrested.'

‘We have no knowledge as to why the New York State Police were chasing the driver in the opposite direction of traffic on a very busy roadway, or what happened to the driver after the accident. Presumably the driver was arrested.’

Footage from the side of the Tesla shows the car spin on its side as it hits the guard rail again as pieces of the vehicle fly upward.

Footage from the side of the Tesla shows the car spin on its side as it hits the guard rail again as pieces of the vehicle fly upward.

It is raining heavily in the dashcam footage. Ten seconds into the footage, an SUV ahead of the driver can be seen braking then pulling away from the wrong-way motorist, who tries to pass oncoming traffic using the right shoulder at a high speed. 

The front right wheel of the oncoming car hits a guard rail, causing that half of the car to fly upward. 

Sparks fly as the oncoming SUV skids past on its roof, causing the driver of the Tesla and another vehicle ahead to swerve violently to the right out of its way. 

The Tesla's back camera shows the car careening the distance of a football field before disappearing behind an oncoming car. Other cars slow down, shocked from the harrowing accident.

The Tesla’s back camera shows the car careening the distance of a football field before disappearing behind an oncoming car. Other cars slow down, shocked from the harrowing accident.

Footage from the side of the Tesla shows the car spin on its side as it hits the guard rail again as pieces of the vehicle fly upward. 

Then, the Tesla’s back camera shows the car careening the distance of a football field before disappearing behind an oncoming car. Other cars slow down, shocked by the accident. 

The pursuing police car continues to drive the wrong way down the shoulder in pursuit of the overturned car.

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