Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Model S Crashes Into Tow Truck In Russia, Injuring Three People

Watch Self-Driving Tesla Car Catch Fire and Explode After Collision in Moscow Tesla electric car bursts into flames after hitting tow truck in Moscow
Ginger Lawrence | 13 August, 2019, 07:09

The driver, director general of investment fund Arikapital Alexey Tretyakov, was hospitalized, while two of his children, who were also with him in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.

Federal regulators also scolded Tesla chief executive Elon Musk previous year for making what they said were "misleading statements" on Tesla safety, including claiming that Tesla's Model 3 has the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle the federal government had tested.

Yet another Tesla Model 3 has crashed while reportedly in driver assistance mode. According to reports, the vehicle was reportedly on Autopilot at the time of the accident.

Tretyakov said was driving at around 100 km (62 miles) per hour - the speed limit - when the auto crashed on its left side into the stationary tow truck that he had not noticed.

The vehicle caught fire after the crash but the driver was able to escape before the auto was engulfed in flames.

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Russia's RIA state news agency website posted a video showing the vehicle driving in the left-hand lane of Moscow's ring road, known as the MKAD, before crashing into a tow truck parked by a safety fence that separates the carriageway from oncoming traffic. All three escaped from the vehicle. Tretyakoc suffered a broken leg while his children came away from the accident with bruises, according to local media reports.

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"It was not on full-scale automatic control - in Model 3 there is the function "driver's assistant" only, so I was holding the wheel".

However, this is not the first time that Tesla vehicles on Autopilot have crashed into other vehicles and exploded into flames.

Tesla was not available for comment outside of business hours when Reuters reached out.