Tesla has pledged to help a police investigation after a tragic car accident in China. Two people were killed and three others were injured. The culprit was the driver of a Tesla Model Y.
The accident occurred on November 5 in southeast China’s Guangdong Province. According to the Chinese media that published the video of the event, A car traveling at high speed collided with other vehicles. It was supposed to be a Tesla Model Y. Local media reports also showed that the driver lost control of the vehicle.
Two people died – a high school student and a motorcyclist. Three were injured.
Chinese police said the exact cause of the accident was not yet known. Reuters quoted an unidentified family member of the 55-year-old driver, who was driving the Tesla, as saying: The man had problems with the brake pedal when he tried to stop at the store.
According to Tesla representatives, in the videos of the accident, you can see that the car’s brake lights were not lit. The data obtained from the car showed that there was a problem – despite pressing the brakes, the car did not respond.
The company issued a notification in this regard. In it confirmed it Works closely with services.
“The police are currently looking for an external assessment agency to find out the truth about this incident, and we will actively provide all necessary assistance,” the statement said. Tesla representatives also warned not to believe any false information emerging on this issue. The incident became a prominent topic on Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo.
China is Tesla’s second largest market. Elon Musk’s cars are in the works third place Among the best-selling electric cars in the Middle Kingdom.
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