This was a miraculous story with a twist. First two adults and and two children survived the plunge but are in critical condition is a testament to the safety standards that Tesla cars have engineered.
Where the story gets more interesting is the driver, Dharmesh A. Patel, of Pasadena whose occupation is a doctor is being charged with attempted murder. Authorities stated their investigation so far weren’t able to determine the Tesla’s driving mode the during the 250 foot drop on Devil’s slide, however, they did say it does not appear to be a contributing factor in this incident.
Patel is being treated for his injuries and will be booked into San Mateo County Jail upon his release from being treated at the hospital. Somewhere between the rescue and preliminary investigation at the crash scene Police were able to determine that the driver of the car intentionally drove off the cliff in an attempted murder suicide.