A Tesla Model S bursting in flame without any external force!
As if there's not enough bad news for Elon Musk already. Recently, the Tesla's unique feature Autopilot has been involved in yet another scandalous incident
Don't panic just yet. The good news is that no one was injured when the Tesla Model S set into flame, and the problem was, technically, not related to the Autopilot system. The bad news is that the accident has the tagline "Tesla" in it. Recently, accidents related to Tesla, specifically the Autopilot feature, are not uncommon, but an accident where a Tesla car suddenly bursting into flame out of the blue has never happened before. And that's what happened to the Tesla Model S owned by director Michael Morris, the husband of actress Mary McCormack. The video footage of the Tesla Model S caught fire by the sidewalk of Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA.
The Tesla of the actress's husband suddenly caught on fire
McCormack said her husband was casually driving the electric sedan on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles when another driver get close by and said the car was on fire. Mr. Morris immediately pulled over, jumped out of the car and waited for the authorities to come to the scene while the Model S continued to be aflamed on the side of the road.
"It just happened out of the blue , right across the street Santa Monica Boulevard. Shoutouts to the kindhearted couple who beckoned him and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls are not in the car with him, "McCormack wrote on Twitter.
Shortly after the police obstructed part of the road, firefighters arrived at the scene but did not know if the fire was still on or it was gone. Following the incident, a Tesla spokesman issued a statement saying they had provided support to local authorities and together investigating the matter together.
Luckily, his 3 daughters were not in the car with him at the moment
A few years ago, Tesla has equipped the Model S with an extra layer of protection under the bodywork, after several cases where the car caught on fire when the battery cluster was punctured by objects on the road. However, in the case above it is not yet possible to conclude that punctured battery is the result of the fire or was it caused by a internal power failure.
The good news is that no one was injured in this burning Tesla accident, and the problem was not related to the Autopilot system. The bad news is that there is another unfortunate accident related to the Tesla. I think it would be safe to say that the billionaire Elon Musk will not be particularly happy with that!
VIdeo: Witness the whole scene of the burning Tesla here
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