WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Security Board said a Tesla Model 3 concerned in a deadly Sept. 13 crash in Coral Gables was touring at substantial pace before 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 pace limit and resulted in the fatalities of the 20-year-aged driver and a 19-year-aged passenger.
The NTSB said it recovered about 5 seconds of pre-crash and crash information from the vehicle’s occasion information recorder (EDR). Preliminary evaluation of the information indicated “the most recorded automobile pace was ninety mph.”
NTSB repaired and set up the damaged information chip from the EDR and set up into an a further recorder so the information could be retrieved. NTSB said “preliminary evaluation of the information indicated that software of the accelerator pedal ranged from to 100%, the support brake remained off.”
The 2021 Tesla at 8:55 p.m. was touring north on Alhambra Circle as it approached the signal-mild-managed intersection with Coral Way and “handed a further automobile and accelerated as it neared the yellow signal mild at the intersection,” the NTSB said.
The Tesla continued north by the intersection, traveled about 140 toes and the left front of the automobile struck a tree, rotated ninety degrees counterclockwise and then collided with a next tree, NTSB said.
A write-up-crash fireplace terribly destroyed the automobile. “Firefighters confronted difficulties in extinguishing the fireplace and claimed that the vehicle’s batteries reignited at the very least as soon as,” the NTSB said.
The fireplace destroyed much of the vehicle’s inside.
Tesla motor vehicles have huge battery packs that in some cases have been concerned in prolonged fires right after crashes and NTSB has investigated various fires of Tesla motor vehicles right after crashes.