Everyone loves a good hero story, so here’s one about Elon Musk, Tesla, and one brave motorist.
The Muenchner Merkur reports (via Jalopnik) that 41-year-old Manfred Kick was cruising in his Tesla Model S when he spotted a man in a Volkswagen losing control of his car on the Autobahn outside of Munich, Germany. Kick quickly realized that the man was unconscious and decided to take action. He pulled in front of the Volkswagen and forced both cars to a careful stop. But Kick wasn’t done doing his superhero thing just yet.
He then went into the Volkswagen and performed first aid on the unconscious driver while passersby called emergency services. German authorities said that the driver, who appeared to have suffered a stroke, is in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
Unfortunately, Kick’s brave efforts resulted in €10,000 worth of damages to his Tesla, Jalopnik reports. However, Elon Musk caught wind of the story and offered to repair the car, free of charge.
In appreciation, Tesla is providing all repair costs free of charge and expedited. https://t.co/D68HNJcCoQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 15, 2017
This is a great example of a billionaire genius recognizing a good guy doing the right thing. Bravo to Musk and Tesla for responding in kind and a big thanks to Kick for potentially saving this man’s life. Take note, world.