So, here it is – the Tesla Cybertruck’s first public rendezvous with a bit of road drama. Forget the usual scene, because this time, it’s not just about sleek lines and futuristic design. No, it’s about a real-life tango between the Cybertruck and a Toyota Corolla that went down on a sunny December 28, 2023, afternoon.
The Roadside Ballet: Cybertruck vs. Corolla
Our main character, the Cybertruck, played by a San Francisco-based Tesla engineer, met its dance partner, a Toyota Corolla, on SR-35 (Skyline Boulevard), south of Page Mill Road. The Corolla, cruising southward at an undisclosed speed, decided to spice things up by taking an unexpected turn to the right, ending up in a rather intimate encounter with a dirt embankment on the right shoulder. But that wasn’t the finale – the Corolla, eager for more action, re-entered the stage, crossed lanes, and embraced the Cybertruck, which was heading north.
The script doesn’t reveal much about the Corolla’s motives, but what we do know is that the Cybertruck’s rear fender and rear door took a hit. The charge port? Well, let’s just say it didn’t come out unscathed. The airbags decided to join the performance, and the driver of the Cybertruck had a “complaint of pain,” which, according to the California Highway Patrol, was suspected to be minor. Fortunately, the two other passengers in the Cybertruck and the teenage driver of the Corolla emerged from the act unharmed.
Behind the Scenes: The Cybertruck’s Identity Crisis
Peeling back the layers, we discover that our Cybertruck, flaunting Texas plates but registered to a Palo Alto address, might be more than just a lone wolf. Whispers suggest it could be a company vehicle, perhaps one of the test subjects before the grand debut to the masses.
A glimpse from the passenger side reveals a Cybertruck that seems unfazed by the encounter, but switch to the driver’s side, and the story takes a twist. The dashcam footage from a passing car tells us more – the front driver-side door and front fender remained surprisingly intact. Looks like the Corolla directed its attention more towards the rear of the Cybertruck, leaving the front relatively unscathed.
Stay tuned for the next episode, as we keep our ears to the ground for any updates on this unexpected roadshow. Life’s unpredictable, especially when you’re out there on the open road, and the Cybertruck just had its first taste of the unexpected.