Tesla falls off cliff on Devils Slide, 4 rescued – NBC Bay Area

A Tesla with four passengers on board plunged off a cliff on Highway 1 in Devils Slide in San Mateo County on Monday, according to the Cal Highway Patrol and Cal Fire.

Authorities received reports at about 10:50 a.m. that a Tesla veered off the road and off a cliff on southbound Highway 1 south of the Tom Lantos Tunnel, officials said.

A Cal Fire official said there were two adults and two teens inside the car when it fell from the cliff, an estimated 250 feet away.

The Center for Health Protection stated that the two teenagers were rescued by helicopter at about 12:20 pm, and rescuers are still trying to rescue the two adults.

All those killed were taken away from the Tesla, officials said.

The San Mateo Sheriff’s Office said late Monday afternoon that the two children in the Tesla were not injured. While the two adults were not life-threatening, they were in critical condition earlier in the day.

Witness Robin Johnson covered the incident on NBC Bay Area on Monday.

She said: “When I was driving by, I thought, ‘Wow, he was driving really fast for that exit. You shouldn’t even be going that way. And I can see behind me – look what this car just went over car on the edge and straight down.”

She then called 911, Johnson added.

“At that point, we got in touch with rescuers. We found two adults and two teenagers in the car, both alive,” she said.

It is not yet known what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

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