December 7, 2022

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Tesla hit 90 mph in a 30 mph zone before fatal Florida crash

WASHINGTON — The Countrywide Transportation Basic safety Board stated a Tesla Design three associated in a deadly Sept. 13 crash in Coral Gables was touring at significant velocity in advance of it crashed into two trees and caught fireplace, in accordance to a preliminary report.

The crash transpired on a residential road with a thirty-mile-per-hour velocity limit and resulted in the fatalities of the twenty-calendar year-outdated driver and a 19-calendar year-outdated passenger.

The NTSB stated it recovered about 5 seconds of pre-crash and crash data from the vehicle’s function data recorder (EDR). Preliminary evaluation of the data indicated “the utmost recorded car or truck velocity was ninety mph.”

NTSB repaired and mounted the destroyed data chip from the EDR and mounted into an yet another recorder so the data could be retrieved. NTSB stated “preliminary evaluation of the data indicated that application of the accelerator pedal ranged from to a hundred%, the service brake remained off.”

The 2021 Tesla at 8:fifty five p.m. was touring north on Alhambra Circle as it approached the signal-light-managed intersection with Coral Way and “handed yet another car or truck and accelerated as it neared the yellow signal light at the intersection,” the NTSB stated.

The Tesla continued north as a result of the intersection, traveled about one hundred forty toes and the remaining entrance of the car or truck struck a tree, rotated ninety levels counterclockwise and then collided with a next tree, NTSB stated.

A put up-crash fireplace terribly wrecked the car or truck. “Firefighters confronted troubles in extinguishing the fireplace and reported that the vehicle’s batteries reignited at the very least the moment,” the NTSB stated.

The fireplace wrecked substantially of the vehicle’s interior.

Tesla cars have massive battery packs that from time to time have been associated in lengthy fires just after crashes and NTSB has investigated several fires of Tesla cars just after crashes.