WASHINGTON — The Nationwide Transportation Safety Board reported a Tesla Product 3 included in a fatal Sept. 13 crash in Coral Gables was touring at higher pace ahead of it crashed into two trees and caught hearth, according to a preliminary report.
The crash transpired on a residential avenue with a 30-mile-for every-hour speed restrict and resulted in the fatalities of the 20-calendar year-outdated driver and a 19-calendar year-previous passenger.
The NTSB said it recovered about 5 seconds of pre-crash and crash knowledge from the vehicle’s function information recorder (EDR). Preliminary evaluation of the data indicated “the highest recorded motor vehicle pace was 90 mph.”
NTSB repaired and put in the weakened details chip from the EDR and installed into an a further recorder so the data could be retrieved. NTSB claimed “preliminary analysis of the facts indicated that software of the accelerator pedal ranged from to 100%, the service brake remained off.”
The 2021 Tesla at 8:55 p.m. was traveling north on Alhambra Circle as it approached the signal-gentle-managed intersection with Coral Way and “passed a different auto and accelerated as it neared the yellow sign mild at the intersection,” the NTSB reported.
The Tesla ongoing north by way of the intersection, traveled about 140 ft and the still left entrance of the auto struck a tree, rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise and then collided with a second tree, NTSB reported.
A write-up-crash fire badly ruined the car or truck. “Firefighters confronted problems in extinguishing the hearth and noted that the vehicle’s batteries reignited at minimum at the time,” the NTSB claimed.
The hearth ruined considerably of the vehicle’s interior.
Tesla automobiles have massive battery packs that at times have been concerned in prolonged fires just after crashes and NTSB has investigated numerous fires of Tesla vehicles just after crashes.