Horrific video shows moment out-of-control Tesla struck NYC senior living facility, killing teen passenger
The driver smashed through a metal fence and smacked two dumpsters before flying for roughly 40 feet, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: A new video released on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, showed a tragic car crash in Brooklyn in 2021 when an out-of-control Tesla crashed into the wall of an assisted-living center, killing one of the passengers. Prosecutors said Jonathan Mikhaylov, 23, was driving the premium electric car late on June 10, 2021, when he tried to turn on Strickland Avenue while traveling 100 miles per hour and lost control.
Mikhaylov's car smashed through a metal fence and smacked two dumpsters before flying for roughly 40 feet, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. The car spun in the air before colliding with the retaining wall of the assisted care facility. According to police, one of the four passengers, Jack Levy, 18, who was in the backseat, was rushed to Brookdale Hospital after the accident with significant head injuries and died the following day. The others were injured in the car crash but recovered, including another 18-year-old, a 22-year-old, and a 24-year-old, according to the New York Post. You can watch the video of the crash here.
According to the prosecution, a grand jury on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, indicted Mikhaylov on charges of assault, criminally negligent homicide, and reckless manslaughter. “This defendant’s alleged reckless driving caused the death of a young man whose entire life was ahead of him, and left others injured,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
MEAWW previously reported, model Mikaela Testa, who is famous on OnlyFans, faced backlash after she posted a video of herself crying for the homeless while driving a costly Tesla through the destitute neighborhood of Skid Row in Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old Australian influencer recently traveled to the United States with a female friend and recorded many vlogs for TikTok to document her daily life. One video shows the woman renting a Tesla, which is estimated to be worth $100,000, and then going to a posh grocery store to spend $130 on salads. The two then drove to Downtown Los Angeles to see the famous Cecil Hotel, a run-down structure that has been the scene of several notoriety-inspiring murders. Mikaela had to travel down Skid Row, an area with regrettably high rates of poverty and a sizable homeless population to reach this site.
As she recorded footage of homeless camps on the streets, Mikaela commented somberly, "Driving through these streets was very heartbreaking, I could not stop crying." "I couldn't even make it through, I was not going to get out of the car, so I missed out," she added.
Mikaela's thoughts abruptly took an odd turn, and she started debating whether American or Australian currency was more attractive. "What country's money is better? The plastic, washable Australian money or the American money with blood stains on it?" She asked, flashing $100 bills at the camera. "The American one is so aesthetic, I love it much more," she added.