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


WASHINGTON – The National Council for Transport Safety he said to Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal accident on Sept. 13 in Coral Gables he was traveling at high speed before crashing into two trees and catching fire, according to a preliminary report.

The accident occurred on a residential street with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour and resulted in the deaths of a 20-year-old driver and a 19-year-old passenger.

The NTSB claimed to have recovered approximately 5 seconds of pre-crash and crash data from the Vehicle Event Data Logger (EDR). The preliminary evaluation of the data indicated “the maximum vehicle speed recorded was 90 mph”.

NTSB repaired and installed the damaged data chip from the EDR and installed in another logger so that the data could be recovered. NTSB stated that “the preliminary evaluation of the data indicated that the application of the accelerator pedal ranged from 0 to 100%, the service brake remained off ».

2021 Tesla at 8:55 pm he was traveling north on Alhambra Circle as he approached the light-controlled intersection with Coral Way and “passed another car and accelerated as it approached the yellow light at the intersection,” said the NTSB.

The Tesla continued north through the intersection, traveled about 140 feet and the left front of the car hit a tree, rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, and then collided with a second tree, he said. NTSB.

A post-accident fire severely destroyed the vehicle. “Firefighters faced difficulties in extinguishing the fire and reported the vehicle batteries rekindled at least once, “the NTSB said.

The fire destroyed a large part of the vehicle’s interior.

Tesla vehicles have large battery packs that have sometimes been involved in long fires after accidents, and the NTSB has studied numerous Tesla vehicle fires after accidents.


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