Driving is awesome when you do it well. So you never want to think about what would happen if you slip into unconsciousness at the wheel, right? Right.
Except it could happen. And then what do you do? You're no longer in control, and worst of all, you don't even know it.
Luckily for a Volkswagen Passat driver on the Autobahn outside Munich the other day, 41-year-old Tesla Model S driver Manfred Kick noticed that the Passat driver had lost control of his car.
Kick immediately called emergency services and told them what was going on, which most of us would probably do.
What not everyone would do is what Kick did next: Get in front of the out-of-control Passat and lightly tap the brakes on his own car to slow both it and the OOC Passat down together. In other words, Kick thought nothing of sacrificing his very expensive Model S to save the unconscious driver of the Passat (and other unaware drivers on the Autobahn).
SO WHY WAS THE PASSAT DRIVER UNCONSCIOUS ANYWAY?
The local fire department arrived on scene shortly after Kick managed to stop the runaway Passat. They determined that the driver of the Passat likely had a stroke at the wheel. Scary stuff.
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DAMAGE TO HIS BEAUTIFUL TESLA?
Sometimes being a hero is its own reward. But sometimes, Tesla founder Elon Musk reading about your heroic acts on Jalopnik is good, too.
Bruh, we couldn't make this story up if we tried. We're just happy it had such a happy ending.