Elon Musk Steps Forward To Help Tesla Driver Who Sacrificed Car To Save Stroke Victim

Bravery on the Autobahn.

Few people would willingly crash their $71,000 Tesla, but that's exactly what one man did in order to save a stranger's life on a freeway: an act that didn't go unnoticed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.  

Mashable reports that 41-year-old Manfred Kick was driving his Tesla Model S along Germany's Autobahn – where speed limits are as high as 81 MPH – near Munich when he saw a Volkswagen Passat begin to swerve repeatedly  into a metal guardrail. 

That's when Kick decided to risk his own life in order to help the unknown driver.

According to Jalopnik, Kick called emergency services to report his location, then pulled in front of the swerving Passat, using the weight of his vehicle to slow the other while steadily applying the brakes until both cars came to a stop. 

When firefighters and rescue teams arrived, they found the other driver unconscious and possibly the victim of a stroke. 

Although Kick was unharmed, Jalopnik reports that his vehicle suffered roughly €10,000 in damages. 

Fortunately for Kick, news of his good deed was broadcast across the Atlantic where it reached Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who praised the man's bravery on Twitter... and said that the company will bear the burden of repairing the car.

We at A Plus salute Mr. Kick's quick-thinking and bravery. 

There are always opportunities – both big and small – to help others in need. Whether it's deciding to put it all on the line in defense of a stranger, reminding others that they are loved, or sacrificing a small victory in the spirit of something bigger, every day offers the chance to make a positive difference in the life of another. 

(H/T: Mashable)

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