Tesla electric auto bursts into flames after hitting tow truck in Moscow

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A Tesla Model 3 auto has crashed once more, this time it collided with a tow truck in Moscow exploding into flames and severely injuring three of a family, the media reported.

Tretyakov said he was driving at about the speed limit of 100 km (62 miles) per hour when he crashed into a tow truck that was servicing a vehicle on Saturday evening. The incident in Florida was the fourth involving the electric automaker's Autopilot feature to result in a death.

A Tesla Inc Model 3 electric automobile recharges at a charging station beside a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Meanwhile, Russian media outlet Zvezda reported that the police believed the Tesla Model 3 to be on Autopilot at the time of the accident. This is why the firm insists that the driver should be ready to take over control at any time. Driver, Alexey Tretiyakov, and his two children escaped the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.

The Tesla Model 3 on display in Los Angeles, California on November 29, 2018 at Automobility L.A. FREDERIC J.


Two of the first reported deadly accidents involving the Autopilot feature occurred in 2016. In May of that year, a 40-year-old man was killed when the Model S he was driving collided with a semi-truck that was making a turn.

In January, a 23-year-old died when the Model S they were driving collided with a truck while traveling on a highway in China.

"When it was approaching the road sweeper, the vehicle didn't put on the brake or avoid it", a police officer said in a CCTV (China's government-owned news channel) report, cited by the New York Times. Some of these tesla owners, according to a new report from Reuters are trying to arrive at a class-action lawsuit against the company alleging that the batteries of their vehicles are defective. "Instead, it crashed right into it".

The company could not immediately be reached for comment outside of normal United States business hours.

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