Tesla Slams Into 2 Newport Beach Businesses

A Tesla slammed into a building housing a nail salon and a beauty supply store Monday, leaving a bystander with non-life- threatening injuries, Newport Beach police said.

The crash occurred just before 9:45 a.m. at 3601 Jamboree Road, according to Jennifer Manzella of the Newport Beach Police Department.

The driver escaped injury, but a woman outside the building sustained cuts and scrapes and was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, Manzella said.

The unidentified woman driving the Tesla was parking when she lost control of the car, which came to rest inside one of the businesses, Manzella said. The car was not on auto-pilot at the time and it appears the cause of the crash was "operator error," Manzella said.

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