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Man Saves Life By Sacrificing Tesla Model S, Elon Musk Offers Free Repairs As Reward

Autobahn.Gerhard Anzinger, Wels/Wikimedia

There are rare moments in life when a person has the chance to act for the good of others even if it meant sacrificing something that they love. In one amazing case, a driver of a Tesla Model S in Germany actually saved someone’s life by using his car as a makeshift brake assist. The decision would have cost him thousands of euros in damage repair, but upon hearing of the driver’s selfless act, Tesla will be shouldering the expenses instead.

The whole series of events was kicked off when Manfred Kick prevented what would have been a serious road accident caused by another driver who had a stroke on the famous Autobahn. According to reports by the fire services in Munich, a man driving a Volkswagen Passat was passed out on the fast-paced highway.

Kick suspected that something was wrong when he saw that the vehicle was moving erratically. When he was close enough to look inside the car, he saw that the driver was unconscious. Quickly making up his mind, Kick then drove up to the front of the VW with his Model S and slowly stepped on the brake in order to force the vehicle to stop.

Once it did, Kick opened the VW’s door to apply emergency aid while onlookers called for help. The act of heroism circulated social media and when the news got to Musk himself, he Tweeted to commend Kick and to tell him that the expenses for repairing the vehicle would be taken on by the company.

Kick’s act has since garnered the praise of officials in the country and the respect of people all over the world, Futurism reports. More than anything else, however, it’s likely that the €10,000 ($10,600 USD) that Kick saves on car repairs will echo loudest in his mind. Musk even guaranteed that repair to his Model S will be expedited.

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