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Tesla Cybertruck involved in accident in San Mateo County: CHP

A Tesla Cybertruck is on display at Tesla in Buena Park, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. With manufacturing issues still to be resolved, Tesla has delivered the first dozen of its futuristic Cybertruck pickup trucks to customers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

(KRON) — A Tesla Cybertruck was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon in San Mateo County, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The crash happened around 2:05 p.m. in the area of ​​Highway 35 and Page Mill Road, just north of the Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve.

The Cybertruck crashed into a 2009 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 17-year-old boy from Woodside. It is not known if he was injured.

The Tesla was heading north while the Toyota was heading south at the time of the crash, the CHP said. At the time of the accident, the weather was “cloudy and humid”.

A preliminary CHP investigation determined the Toyota was traveling at an unknown speed when it struck a dirt embankment on the right shoulder. The Toyota returned to the roadway, crossed the double yellow lines and entered the northbound lane where it then struck the Tesla.

The driver of the Cybertruck, a 32-year-old man from San Francisco, suffered minor injuries, according to the CHP. He refused to be taken to hospital. There were two other passengers in the Tesla, but it is unclear if they were injured.

Photos from Reddit show that the Cybertruck’s airbags were deployed and the Toyotal suffered significantly more damage after the crash.

CHP said it does not appear that the Tesla Cybertruck is operating in self-driving mode. The Tesla Cybertruck was released in the United States last month.

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