"I'm living proof the Model S is the safest car ever made!"

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Tesla Model S electric car accident

credit: jdovi

Tesla driver tells his story

The video of a burning Tesla Model S made waves lately, making some people wonder about the safety of the highly rated electric car. A public letter by Elon Musk explaining what happened pretty convincingly argued that the car was safe and that the fire was controlled and wouldn't have been nearly as spectacular if firefighters hadn't pierced holes where they weren't supposed to.

But there's nothing like more real-world data points to see how the Model S really does in accidents. Keep going to the next slide to read about the experience of a Long Island Tesla owner that goes under the pseudonym "jdovi".

Click here to find out what happened to this Tesla driver.