Thursday, 22 August 2019
Latest news
Main » Tesla Model S crashes, erupts in flames in Russian Federation

Tesla Model S crashes, erupts in flames in Russian Federation

13 August 2019

Thankfully, Tretyakov managed to escape with only a broken leg while the rest of his family - which included two children in the back - managed to escape with just a few minor bruises.

State-run news agency RIA shared a clip of the Tesla Model 3 traveling in the left lane of Moscow's Ring Road (MKAD), before colliding with a tow truck parked by a safety fence around 9 p.m. Moscow time. This isn't the first Tesla vehicle to crash, burst into flames, or explode - but this is one of the downsides to battery-based vehicles.

Last year, Apple engineer Walter Huang died when his Autopilot-engaged Model X crashed into a traffic barrier in California. The Tesla driver stated that he failed to see the two truck before colliding directly with it.

The video shows how the electric vehicle collides with a truck that was by the side of a highway with its hazard lights on.

Joe Young, media relations associate for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), demonstrates a front crash prevention test on a 2018 Tesla Model 3 at the IIHS-HLDI Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2019.

Russia's RIA state news agency website posted a video showing the vehicle driving in the left-hand lane of Moscow's ring road, known as the MKAD, before crashing into a tow truck parked by a safety fence that separates the carriageway from oncoming traffic.

Tesla's Model 3 sedan.

He said all three passengers were wearing seat belts, adding: "I needed help to get out of my auto because one of my legs was broken".

The incident happened at around 9pm local time (6pm GMT) on Saturday 10th.

Tesla did not respond to FOX Business' request for comment at the time of publication.

This is an edited version of a story that originally appeared on The Sun and is republished with permission.

Tesla Model S crashes, erupts in flames in Russian Federation