Two Florida teenagers were killed in a deadly Tesla crash. The accident is under investigation by multiple safety boards and accident investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the accident further due the fact the teens were trapped inside of the burning electric vehicle. Per ABC News, witnesses saw the victims inside trying to escape the vehicle from the flames, but no one could help them break free. One passenger was in the back of the vehicle and was thrown from the Tesla upon impact and suffers injuries.
Preliminary reports confirmed the vehicle was not engaged in autopilot at the time of the crash. Primarily, the goal of the investigation will be to determine the emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences and have the family and friends of the victims in our prayers.
According to Bloomberg, this is the fourth active probe into a collision involving vehicles made by Tesla, Inc. In this particular accident, speed is considered to be a major factor to the accident, however, the fiery reaction to the accident will be investigated. Furthermore, the NTSB has investigated related transportation technology incidents, like lithium ion battery fires in planes. There is something to be said about batteries and their safety. Accidents like these raise the question if battery powered vehicles are truly safe on the road. Accidents do happen every second, and if the reaction to an accident is an explosive fire, our accident survival rate will decrease dramatically.