Over the weekend, a driver behind the wheel of a rented Tesla launched over a hill within the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier than touchdown on different automobiles on the finish of the road. A type of automobiles was allegedly owned by Jordan Hook, whose Subaru Forester was destroyed within the course of. And to recoup his losses, Hook has began a GoFundMe,
“Hello, I am Jordan, a neighborhood musician right here in LA. Final evening, I woke as much as the sound of a jolting crash exterior my window a bit after midnight,” Hook wrote on his GoFundMe. “I got here out to see a destroyed Tesla rammed into the again of my Subaru. Folks had been scrambling out of the crashed Tesla, grabbing their telephones and cat (which apparently was within the automobile when it jumped) and moving into different Teslas that had been all at this level clogging up the road. Then they only took off.”
Hook embedded Alex Choi’s video that confirmed precisely what occurred from a number of completely different digicam angles — a video that was faraway from Hook’s GoFundMe as per a copyright declare from Choi himself.
Although the folks in Choi’s video determined that Hook’s Forester solely sustained some harm to the rear bumper, Hook tells a distinct story:
Though this man claimsin his video that my automobile did not maintain main harm, this is not true. The again is just banged up on the bumper. However my wheels had been turned in in the direction of the curb, and when the Tesla hit my automobile it jumped the curb, wrenching the wheels beneath and twisting them up in order that it’s now un-driveable.
I simply put virtually $5,000 into this automobile getting a brand new motor put in final month which type of worn out my financial savings. Fortunately my neighbors Johnny and Cliff urged that we rally Baxer Road and make a Go-Fund Me as a method to assist me and present everybody that leaping a automobile (with a cat inside) on a neighborhood avenue in the midst of the evening only for likes and followers is NOT COOL.
Some people on social media are already asking why Hook went to GoFundMe as a substitute of to his insurance coverage firm to report a hit-and-run — a really legitimate query. Automotive insurance coverage claims, although, can take anyplace from a couple of weeks to a couple months to kind out, and there isn’t any assure Hook can be compensated for the complete automobile on the finish of the method. It additionally sounds just like the police have not been very useful in Hook’s case, which might additional gradual the declare course of. In case you want a automobile ASAP, you is likely to be extra inclined to arrange a GoFundMe than await insurance coverage to maintain issues.