Tesla boss foots the bill after driver sacrifices his car to save unconscious man

Ellen Manning

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has praised a man for risking his own life – and his Tesla – to save an unconscious driver.

Tesla driver Manfred Kick, 41, reportedly noticed a man in a Volkswagen driving erratically on the Autobahn near Munich, Germany.

When he realised the driver was unconscious, Mr Kick reportedly pulled in front of the Volkswagen and slowly braked until he could bring both cars to a halt.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has praised a man for risking his own life - and his Tesla - to save an unconscious driver.

He then gave the man, who appeared to have suffered a stroke, first aid while other onlookers called emergency services.

The act of heroism could potentially have resulted in a large bill for Mr Kick, with a reported 10,000 euros damage.

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But Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared the story on Twitter, praising him for his heroism, saying: “Congrats to the Tesla owner who sacrificed damage to his own car to bring a car with an unconscious driver safely to a stop!”

He added: “In appreciation, Tesla is providing all repair costs free of charge and expedited.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has praised a man for risking his own life - and his Tesla - to save an unconscious driver.

(Top picture: Facebook/Feuerwehr München)