Elk vs Tesla in Jackson Hole

Elk vs Tesla

A California man visiting friends in Jackson Hole had his vacation substantially ruined by an elk that darted in front of him near Wilson. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Adam Johnson, the man was coming into Wilson from Teton Pass early Tuesday morning when the elk entered the road in front of him.

The man attempted to swerve to the left to miss him but lost control of his vehicle. Trooper Johnson says the man was traveling at a reasonable speed at the time, but his car plunged over a retaining wall and hit a tree – substantially damaging his Tesla. Fortunately, the man was not injured in the mishap.


Trooper Johnson stresses that wildlife are frequently on the area’s roads right now and drivers need to be aware that they can make sudden appearances in your path, even when you are watching for them.

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