Just last week a Tesla crashed into a center median of Highway 101 in Mountain View. Recent updates have confirmed the Tesla was in autopilot mode at the time of the accident. Per the Independent.com, Tesla stated, the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, despite several warnings from the vehicle. Tesla’s investigation confirmed the driver of the Model X SUV did not take action to avoid the accident and ultimately destroyed the SUV and ended his life. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the man driving the Tesla.
Devastating news like this accident and the recent fatal Uber pedestrian accident raises safety concerns for all drivers sharing the roads with autonomous vehicles. Auto companies are continuing to test and produce autonomous vehicles and it seems as though self-driving cars will be the future. Will the safety regulations become more strict? Will Tesla improve their autopilot technology?
If you have been injured by a self-driving vehicle, contact the experienced and skilled legal team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free case consultation today.