Dharmesh Arvind Patel Wiki – Dharmesh Arvind Patel Bio
Dharmesh Arvind Patel is a doctor who is reportedly facing attempted murder and child abuse charges for intentionally driving his Tesla car off a ‘Devil’s Side’ cliff in San Mateo County, California, and falling 250 to 300 feet along with his wife and two minors children. The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, December 2, when Dharmesh Arvind Patel along with his wife Neha, and two children, aged seven and four, took their vehicle to the edge of the cliff before falling out.
Fortunately, nothing happened to the family members and they were rescued, the California Highway Patrol said. According to The Daily Mail, Brian Pottenger, Coastside Fire Protection District battalion chief, said: “We came here, unfortunately for things like this. And it was nothing short of a miracle that they survived.”
Dharmesh Arvind Patel is 41 years old.
Charged For Intentionally Driving His Tesla off 250ft Cliff
A person named Robin Johnson was also on the road when the incident occurred. He reportedly said: “Wow, he’s driving extremely fast to take that exit. You’re not even supposed to go up that way. And I can see in my rearview mirror this car going over the edge and going straight down.”
This morning, a vehicle with 2 adults and 2 minors went over cliff at Devil's Slide in @sanmateoco. Witnesses saw the accident and called 911. The car plunged hundreds of feet down the cliff and landed on the beach. All four patients were successfully rescued. Watch the video! pic.twitter.com/HUM2SJ56Oy
— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) January 3, 2023
Following the incident, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a statement explaining the rescue and other actions. It read: “On Monday, January 2, 2023, at approximately 10:50 a.m. m., Officers assigned to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) – San Francisco Area office were dispatched to a call of a vehicle over the bluff on SR-1, just south of the Tom Lantos Tunnels.
Believe in miracles and thank you for the first responders!
— Meena Westford (@h2oexecutive) January 3, 2023
The statement explained that CHP staff worked with additional emergency personnel to first get the children to safety. Then they saved the adults. Patel and his wife were reportedly taken from the vehicle in a helicopter. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has posted a clip of the rescue operations on its official Twitter account.
“CHP investigators worked through the night interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence from the scene. Based on the evidence collected, investigators developed probable cause to believe this incident was an intentional act,” the statement said, before adding: “It has not been determined what drive mode the Tesla was in; however, that does not appear to be a contributing factor in this incident. This is still an ongoing investigation and no further information is being released at this time. Any witnesses are asked to contact CHP – San Francisco Area at (415) 557-1094.” The CHP also stated that Patel has been charged, but since he was being treated at Stanford Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, he will be taken to the San Mateo County Jail later.
Internet Hails First Responders
People have praised the officials who worked valiantly to save the family. One user tweeted: “Belief in miracles and thanks for the first responders!” Another user wrote: “Thank you God for your mercy on this accident. Also thanks to the rescue teams for their courage and commitment.”
A third said: “We drove past the scene today on our way home and it was so scary, thanks to all the amazing rescue teams and we hope all four crash victims recover.” A fourth added: “You guys are amazing. Thank you for being there in times of need. I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.”