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So how fast was that car going and how drunk was the driver.
 

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So how fast was that car going and how drunk was the driver.
The speed limit on that part of Crow Canyon road is 35 mph and he was obviously going much faster. According to one report the Tesla left the road, went through a fence, across a field then into the pond where it sank 60 feet from the water's edge. Based on damage found at the scene to a billboard the Tesla may have been airborne at some point during the crash. Drivers speeding is an ongoing problem in that area.
 

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So how fast was that car going and how drunk was the driver.
SF Gate said:
A nine-person dive team from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office waded into the murky water and heavy foliage to search for the Tesla.

“We have never dealt with a submerged electric car like that before,” Kelly said.

After a three-hour search, authorities located the car and Leung’s body, Jacowitz added.

It’s unknown how fast Leung was driving and whether alcohol or drugs were involved, and authorities are still trying to determine what mode or capacity the Tesla was in prior to the crash, Jacowitz said.
Man found dead after Tesla crashes into Castro Valley pond
 

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While the loss of life is never something to make light of, stupidity like this is the reason we will never have flying cars.
Apparently this car was a flying car. :cool:
 

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I'd hate to think what went through the drivers head as he headed off the road for the pond. It's scary enough when you unexpectedly lose control for just a second and wonder if you will crash or not.
 

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That should buff right out.

Sorry, that comment is required by internet law.
 

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Maybe the driver was going too fast for conditions. Or was not paying attention. Or drunk, passed out, or had a medical condition. Or was on his phone, or had AutoPilot on in "hands-free, eyes not on the road" mode.

The Tesla is a high profile car. People dying in them through no fault of another vehicle will make the news. That's the downside of fame.
 

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Apparently this car was a flying car. :cool:
By the looks of it, more of a gymnastic car doing cartwheels end over end before taking a dip in the pond.

Tesla says that AP was not engaged at the time of the crash.
The CHP is still investigating.

"We did see the statement they put out, but the bottom line is we still have a long and through investigation to do," said CHP spokesman Daniel Jakowitz.
Tesla says Autopilot not engaged during fatal Castro Valley crash
 
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