jadnashuanh wrote:Odds are, when they leaned forward to hit the button, they pressed the accelerator pedal. The odds of a mechanical failure are slim. Let us know if they are able to retrieve any info from the car. I see a couple of this type of accident reported on the news every week...not one of them has been a mechanical problem...all operator errors. This is the first i3 I've heard about that had that issue, though.
I will keep this updated.
I would understand if the accelerator pedal was pressed accidentally and the car crashed into the gate. However, it went through the gate completely destroying it and travelled another 30ft with no signs of slowing down which would mean the driver would have to have kept the gas floored the entire time. The crash was very intense.
This was after a 30-45 min drive so weird that one would suddenly mess pedals up though things do happen. The driver has lived at the property for over 15 years and has daily driven over a dozen BMW's included M3's, X5M's etc. Also had a '15 i3 for the last two years so the driver is pretty used to the driving dynamics of the car.
Just want to let everyone to be careful as the 0-40mph and torque delivery of the car is very intense. It took out a 400lb metal gate no problem snapping/bending many attachment bars.
I'm just very thankful that they were able to walk away from this.