PICS: Hero driver uses own car to stop runaway car on motorway 3 years ago

PICS: Hero driver uses own car to stop runaway car on motorway

Not all heroes wear capes...

A driver in Germany is receiving widespread praise this week as his quick thinking saved the life of another motorist.

Driving his Tesla, he noticed while travelling on the Autobahn, a car driving erratically in the lane ahead of him.

As he overtook the car, he saw the driver was unconscious at the wheel and effectively, the car was in runaway mode and had collided with the barrier a number of times.

Quickly he pulled his Tesla in front of the other car and tapped the brakes to bring the car bumper to bumper. Using his brakes, he managed to slow the car to a halt.

He then called for medical attention of the unconscious driver who is believed to have suffered a stroke at the wheel of the car.

CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk caught wind of the driver's heroic deeds earlier in the week, and has since promised that Tesla will foot the bill for any damage incurred to the car during the life saving manoeuvre.

Cheers to Rory Kirwan for sending this our way. 
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