On Wednesday, Franklin County released video of the minutes before a Tesla smashed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center last week.
According to the crash report, the motorist impacted the building at 70 mph on May 4. According to police, the driver of the 2020 Telsa Model S was speeding down Vine Street when he ran a red light and smashed into the center, 10tv reported.
According to investigators, the motorist stated that he lost control of his brakes on state Route 315 and exited onto Neil Avenue at 70 mph.
The video shows the Tesla colliding with a curb and flying through the center’s glass doors. Another camera inside the building captures the vehicle driving through the doors, colliding with a pillar, and coming to a stop.
According to two witnesses standing on the sidewalk in front of the convention center, the motorist appeared to increase his speed in attempt to make a yellow light. Another witness stated that the motorist did not appear to try to hit the brakes before colliding with the building.
The motorist was brought to a hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. He was charged with failure to control.
According to Scott Reed, Capital Projects Director, the crash cost $250,000 to $300,000 in damage.