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High rate of speed could be cause of driver slamming Tesla into house in Miramar

Tesla going high rate of speed slams into Miramar home, damaging several cars
Tesla going high rate of speed slams into Miramar home, damaging several cars

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Multiple smashed cars were in the front of a house in Miramar after the driver of a Tesla careened into cars, several trees, and a house early Saturday morning.

Police said it happened around 4 a.m. on Miramar Parkway near Southwest 65th Avenue.

Home surveillance cameras captured the moment the Tesla started on the destructive path.

Neighbors said one person was inside the car and was unconscious after the crash. That driver was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital by first responders.

The driver remains in critical condition and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

(See crash from nearby doorbell camera.)

Car slams into house at high rate of speed
Car slams into house at high rate of speed

An area resident said Miramar police on scene told him the driver was possibly going over 100 mph.

The impact of the car was so rough that it lifted a pick-up truck parked in front of the home and crashed a Mazda also parked.

Neighbors who saw the car speed by on their ring camera described it as looking like “a flash of light.”

The people who live inside the home that was hit told Local 10 News that they are not allowed back into the house because of possible structural damage. Officials will determine if and when the house is safe.

Witnesses said a Tesla traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into homes and other cars with a force.

About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.