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Out of control Tesla slams into San Ramon home

Tesla crashes through garage wall into a San Ramon home
Tesla crashes through garage wall into a San Ramon home 00:48

SAN RAMON -- As a driver pulled into his San Ramon garage Monday night, his Tesla unexpectedly accelerated, slamming through a wall and damaging the home's kitchen.

Fortunately, there were no injuries.

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A neighbor told KPIX he was standing in the front yard as his friend was pulling into the garage Monday evening in  the 2000 Block of Poinsettia St.

Then something went wrong as his friend struggled to control the vehicle.

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"The car just kept going by itself and just hit the wall and went into the home," he said. "It took the kitchen island out. The refrigerator out."

The weight of the collapsed wall halted the car's forward progress. But the wheels kept spinning until the stunned driver got the car to turn off.

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The driver told his friend the car's self-driving mode was not in use.

Fire and police were summoned to the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

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