Tesla crashes at high speed into a Columbus Convention Center
Tesla crashes into Columbus Center, according to the driver the brakes stalled.
The Tesla crash caught on video shows the car flying directly through the window. The vehicle landed in the building. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries. However, the damage may be over 300,000 dollars.
The driver of the crash was 63-year-old Frantz Jules. Jules told police, told police that he was unable to slow the vehicle as it hit speeds of 70 mph on a Downtown highway, so he exited and smashed into the center.
According to reports, the 63-year-old was driving on Ohio Route 315 when he “lost control of his brakes and was unable to stop,” according to the police report. He exited Route 315 at the Neil Avenue exit, which leads directly onto Vine Street toward a T-intersection and traffic light at North High Street — with the convention center directly in its path.
A spokesperson for the Columbus center says there is damage to both the interior and exterior of the building. The damage includes drywall, the sprinkler system, power lines, carpeting, and wall coverings.
Watch as the Tesla Crashes into the Building
Witnesses close to the scene say the man was speeding. There is no way to prove the driver did not have faulty brakes. Nevertheless, police stated that still doesn’t explain why the car was going so fast.
Due to this Frank Jules was cited for failure to control the vehicle.
The witnesses include one of whom was stopped at the red light at North High Street. The witness told police that the driver of the Tesla appeared to speed up in order to beat a red light. They also said it did not appear he applied brakes before the building was hit. Nevertheless, their statements cannot be proven.