Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Tesla Model S rear ends UFA truck

Tesla Model S rear ends UFA truck Tesla Model S rear ends UFA truck
Sherri Watson | 14 May, 2018, 09:17

Schwall, the director of field performance engineering at Tesla, exited the company as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been investigating multiple crashes involving the electric vehicles, the newspaper reported.

A woman is in the hospital after her Tesla Model S collided with the back of a Unified Fire Authority mechanic truck Friday night on Bangerter Highway.

Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's airbags were activated and the auto driver suffered a broken ankle but the truck driver didn't require treatment.

The NTSB is investigating, stating that while the agency doesn't traditionally involve itself with auto accidents, investigators want to know why the vehicle burned following impact.

While the truck driver was not injured in the accident, the Tesla's driver, a 28-year-old female, suffered a broken ankle.

There was no indication the Tesla's driver was under the influence of any substance, and information on what the driver may have told investigators about the circumstances of the crash likely wouldn't be available before Monday, Winkler said by telephone.

AS per the police statement, the Airbags were activated in the crash. There was light rain falling and the roads were reported to have been wet at the time of the collision.

The Autopilot system of Tesla makes use of cameras and computers to regulate the speed, change lanes and automatically stop cars. But drivers are instructed to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes and attention on the road.

Meantime, the deadly accident last week involving a Tesla in Fort Lauderdale is now a Federal investigation.