Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is keen to identify what caused its Model S to split into two and burn after a high speed chase collision in Los Angeles. The company has requested the authorities to allow it to study the remnants of the Model S banged into other vehicles and a light pole, causing battery fire.
“We’ve asked to take a look at the vehicle as soon as that’s possible,” Simon Sproule, a company spokesman, said in a phone interview to Bloomberg.
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Sproule said that there are comparatively less Model S accidents and definitely not like this one, which is why the company wants to dig deeper into the actual reason behind the crash.
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The EV manufacturers is rendering its full support to Los Angeles police and fire officials in the ongoing probe of the accident that occurred on July 4 after a miscreant sneaked into a Tesla and was chased by the police.
The recent accident particularly gains smoke because Tesla has been awarded five-star rating for crash resistance by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest designation.
As per the Police reports, there were two thieves in the Model S, which smashed into two vehicles with five people in them and then hit a traffic light pole. Upon knocking with the traffic pole, the vehicle sliced into two.
Details of the accident
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S was running at a speed of 100 miles per hour, when it hit Honda and another vehicle, according to LAPD Pacific Division Sgt. Campbell. Honda sedan roof was chopped off in order to take out the injured people outside.
Campbell informed that one of the suspects was taken out from the car through windshield, and according to a videographer he saw fire fighters taking out another suspect from the car’s blazing front end. Campbell, also, mentioned that four people travelling in the other two cars were hurt, and one was seriously injured.
A video shot by a resident of a nearby apartment showed burning lithium batteries exploding and throwing fiery debris more than three stories into the air. In the wake of the investigation, La Brea Avenue remained no visitors zone in West Hollywood.