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Watch a Tesla Model S go airborne after speeding over a railway track

Tesla’s vehicles have a low center of gravity thanks to the large battery pack installed at the bottom.

It makes them very difficult to flip or go airborne, which makes this spectacular incident particularly impressive.

Yesterday, a security camera at a school in Barrie, Ontario caught a Tesla Model S going so fast that it went airborne for over a dozen feet after running over a rail track.

Barrie Today reported:

“A four-door Tesla crossed the steep Little Avenue railway tracks at a high rate of speed Tuesday evening and became airborne before losing control and crashing into the parking lot of Assikinack Public School.”

They got several security camera angles of the vehicle crashing down after going airborne:

The name of the driver hasn’t been released but he has reportedly been arrested for “dangerous driving” and both he and a passenger were treated for minor injuries.

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