BarrieToday, YouTube

Have You Seen This? Security cams catch Tesla flying through air

By Mary Dalrymple, | Posted - Aug. 30, 2018 at 1:15 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CANADA β€” Assuming you don't live in the future, it's not every day you see a car flying through the air.

If you do live in the future, let me know because, cool, and also, sorry, this video is going to be NBD for you.

For the rest of us, here's a video of a flying Tesla, and it's pretty amazing. The incident was captured on security camera footage in Barrie, Ontario, and it shows what happened when someone drove their Tesla way too fast over some railroad tracks.

In the first few seconds of the video, you can see the car speed by, hovering a few feet above the ground. If that view is too quick for you, keep watching to see it in slow-motion and from a few other angles.

Yesterday's Have You Seen This?

It's pretty unbelievable to watch, right up until you see the Tesla hit the ground hard and sparks fly. According to the video description, the driver lost control after the car became airborne and eventually crashed in the parking lot of a school. BarrieToday reported that the driver was charged with dangerous driving and two people were treated for minor injuries.

So no, Elon Musk has not actually figured out how to make his cars fly. The person driving this car was just going way too fast and it sounds like it resulted in a bad situation. The point is, don't ever try to replicate this. Cars should NOT be catching air and you should not be speeding. Watch the video and let it be a lesson to follow the speed limit and be safe in all scenarios.

Mary Dalrymple

KSL Weather Forecast