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A Tesla owner who heroically used his Model S to slow down an out-of-control vehicle on Germany’s Autobahn is being rewarded for his good deeds.


The incident, which was reported by Muenchner Merkur, began when the Tesla driver spotted a Volkswagen Passat swerving on the Autobahn near Munich. When the Tesla driver drove next to the vehicle, he saw a man slumped over the wheel.

The Tesla driver moved his Model S in front of the Passat and applied the brakes to slow down and eventually stop the vehicle. Once the Tesla driver was able to stop the out-of-control car, he administered first aid to the man, who reportedly had a stroke.

The feel-good story would potentially end with a large damage bill for the Tesla driver — there’s a total of 10,000 euros (R140 000) in combined damage but luckily Elon Musk picked up on the story.

The Tesla CEO tweeted Wednesday that the company will pay to repair the Model S and maybe even more importantly, Musk said that Tesla would expedite the repairs, which can take a long time in certain markets.

See the tweets below:

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Sources: Muenchner Merkur

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