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Tesla driver heroically saves man in out of control Volkswagen

17 February 2017

A German man driving a Tesla Model S on the Autobahn has been called a hero after using his car to stop an out of control Volkswagen.

It was reported by German news outlet Muenchner Merkur that 41-year-old Manfred Kick, the driver of the Tesla, noticed that the Volkswagen was driving erratically. When he pulled up next to the Volkswagen he saw that the driver was unconscious.

Kick took immediate action by accelerating and pulling in front of the Volkswagen before slowly braking, allowing the VW to rest up against the Tesla’s rear bumper and eventually bringing both cars to a halt.

Emergency personnel from the fire department arrived on scene and determined that the Volkswagen driver may have suffered a stroke while behind the wheel and that Kick’s quick thinking may have saved the 47-year-old’s life VW driver’s life.

When Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk heard the story, he said that the automaker will provide free expedited repairs to Manfred Kick’s Model S.