Another Tesla crash: NTSB launches investigation

A streetcar in Kansas City similar to the type planned in Fort Lauderdale

The NTSB is also investigating a crash involving a Tesla Model X in California in March that when a driver was killed, reportedly while using the car's Autopilot system.

They sent 4 investigators to Florida and they will "primarily focus on emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire, including fire department activities and towing operations".

Figone said speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash. A yellow light warns drivers to slow to 25mph before a sharp left curve in the road; a witness tells ABC News the vehicle appeared to be going 50mph to 60mph when it crashed.

Two of them died as a result of the accident and one was at the hospital in an unknown condition as of yesterday. Everything we have seen thus far indicated a very high-speed collision and that Autopilot was not engaged. In most cases, the cars' Autopilot mode was at fault. This would be the second Tesla auto to ignite after hitting a concrete barrier in less than two months.

After afatal Model X accidentin March that involved the vehicle's battery catching fire, Tesla said the batteries in its vehicles are created to decrease the rate at which a fire can spread.

It is not the first time that one of Tesla Motors' electric vehicles gets involved in a auto crash. In addition, the NTSB is now investigating a fire involving the transportation of hydrogen gas for fuel cell vehicles.


"The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident", Robert Sumwalt, NTSB Chairman, said in the press release.

"The family who owned the auto has been a close friend of Tesla for many years, and this hits us particularly hard".

After a Tesla vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer in 2016, killing the driver, the agency opened an investigation into the accident.

Similarly, the NTSB is also still investigating a battery fire that took place when a Tesla Model X crashed into someone's garage in Lake Forest, California in the month of August past year.

In 2013, the Model S received a higher safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) than any auto the agency had previously tested. The NTSB said it revoked it, while Tesla said it voluntarily chose to remove itself from the party agreement.

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