A Tesla car plunged 250ft over a cliff known as the Devil’s Slide in California.
Four people including two children, aged four and nine, were pulled from the wreckage and are in a critical condition in hospital.
Shocking pictures show the mangled Tesla at the bottom of the cliffs along the famous coastal road, Highway 1.
‘At this point we’ve got four critical patients,’ a fire official said in a video from the scene.
They were inside the wreckage for more than an hour before they were rescued, according to an ABC 7 photographer at the crash site.
It isn’t clear what caused the electric vehicle to veer off the road, near the city of Pacifica, and the victims’ identities have not been revealed.
A tunnel was built in 2013 to bypass the Devil’s Slide, but there have still been a number of fatalities at the dangerous section over the years.
Highway 1 is a popular attraction for drivers from around the world as it runs almost the entire length of California’s scenic Pacific coastline.
A series of Tesla incidents have hit the news in recent weeks, including a man in Germany who reportedly put his car on autopilot while he slept at the wheel for 15 minutes.
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