A reckless driver in a rented Tesla crashed into two parked cars while attempting a “dangerous stunt” on a steep residential Los Angeles street, wild video shows.
The footage, posted Sunday by the LAPD, shows a black 2018 Tesla S-BLM going airborne at Baxter and Alvarado streets just after midnight in the city’s Echo Park section as breathless spectators look on.
Video shows the car speeding past the intersection and dramatically soaring down the hill before colliding into several trash cans and two parked cars.
The Tesla was then abandoned at the scene and Los Angeles cops are now looking to track down its driver in the misdemeanor hit-and-run crash.
The LAPD is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the daredevil driver. Several spectators at the scene posted video of the foolhardy stunt.
One nearby resident told KABC the Tesla slammed into the back of his car.
“Neighbors immediately started showing me videos of several Teslas that came down the hill following the one that jumped and crashed and they piled out of that crash,” owner Jordan Hook told the station.
Jonathan Sutak, of Echo Park, said he opened up his door early Sunday morning and spotted a headlight shining near his front door.
“And then I went out to the road there was broken up garbage pails strewn everywhere,” Sutak told KABC.
Witnesses told KABC passengers in the crashed Tesla hopped out and got into another car with men who had been recording the stunt and fled.
The driver will face hit-and-run charges once apprehended, police said. Investigators have received more than 50 tips on the motorist’s identity and have identified a “person of interest” based off public postings of his social media accounts, police said.
“We have reached out to him on his social media account,” the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division tweeted. “We are asking any witnesses to also come forward.”
No injuries were reported, but authorities said the reckless trick could’ve ended much differently.
“It never should’ve been done,” LAPD Det. Juan Campos told KTLA. “I don’t know what they were thinking. It could’ve gotten somebody killed.”
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