The National Transportation Safety Board issued Monday the preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the fatal, April 17, 2021, crash of a 2019 Tesla Model S near Spring, Texas.
Human Driver in Crash
Footage from the owner’s home security cameras show the owner entering the driver’s seat and the passenger entering the front passenger seat. The video also shows the car slowly entering the roadway and then accelerating down the road away from the camera and out of sight. Based on examination of the accident scene investigators have determined the car traveled about 550 feet before departing the road on a curve, driving over the curb, and hitting a drainage culvert, a raised manhole and a tree.
As a result of the crash and fire, both car occupants were fatally injured.
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6 thoughts on “NTSB Indicates Human Driver and No Autopilot in Texas Crash”
There were half a million Teslas sold in 2020.
From Car and Driver: "Tesla and government safety data asserts that traditional internal-combustion vehicles experience one fire for every 19 million miles traveled; for Teslas EVs, it's one fire for 205 million miles traveled."
Even better: Do other sorts of vehicle catch fire?
I hope the fire isn't a problem with the battery pack. If it is, nobody will want to buy an ev.
So an excessive speed accident.
With a sufficiently strong crash, I expect all of them will. The question is how easy or how hard it is for any of them to catch fire.
If I complain about Musk getting all the bad press, haterz will call me fanboi.
Instead I ask- "Do other EVs catch fire?"
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