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Tesla jumps railroad tracks, crashes into parking lot (update: driver charged, 8 photos)

The vehicle became airborne before losing control and crashing into the parking lot of Assikinack Public School

9:15 a.m. update from Barrie Police Service

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, Barrie Police arrested and charged a 46-year-old Barrie man with dangerous driving following a single motor vehicle collision.

Just after 8 p.m., police arrived in the area of Little Avenue and Garden Drive in the City of Barrie and located a demolished 2016 4-door Tesla.

A further investigation determined the vehicle had been travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Little Avenue prior to the crash. When the vehicle approached the incline leading up to the railway tracks just north of Huronia Road, the vehicle became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane. The impact of the crash forced the vehicle to skid across the roadway and hit a tree in a nearby school parking lot.

The driver and passenger were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. The driver will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Oct. 1, 2018.

Original 8 a.m. information

A collision involving a Tesla occurred on Little Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Security footage shows the vehicle crossing the steep Little Avenue railway tracks at a high rate of speed. The vehicle became airborne before losing control and crashing into the parking lot of Assikinack Public School. 

It is unknown if any injuries were sustained as a result.

BarrieToday will post additional information as it becomes available.