Tesla Cybertruck saw its first real-world accident when a prototype was involved in a head-on collision on SR 35. It occurred in this area south of Page Mill Road, which Maps lists as Palo Alto.
According to reports, a 2009 Toyota Corolla crossed double yellow lines and crashed head-on into the Cybertruck around 2PM local time. Corolla driver was a 17-year-old who had veered right off the road before swerving back into oncoming traffic.
Remarkably, there were no major injuries from the significant impact, three occupants of the Cybertruck suffered only minor abrasions while declining medical transport.
Photos from the scene show extreme front-end damage to the Corolla. The Cybertruck also sustained visible exterior damage, with side curtain airbags deploying. However, the rugged stainless steel exterior prevented major intrusion into the cabin.
Many have wondered how the unconventional Cybertruck design would hold up in an actual collision, first real-world crash test suggests the truck provides ample protection for occupants. Cybertruck appeared to shrug off a major head-on impact, validating Tesla’s claims about the vehicle’s safety.
While no automobile can fully prevent injury, Cybertruck seems to have protected its passengers in a way that exceeded expectations.