“On the 40th kilometer of the inner side of the MKAD, Tesla and a tow truck collided,” RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the capital’s traffic police.
According to REN TV , the electric car was driving autopilot. He did not recognize the car in front that broke down and was waiting for loading onto a tow truck. It was on him that a Tesla car flew, after which he moved out and ignited.
The video, which was shot by an eyewitness, shows that Tesla explodes twice. Then the car starts to burn.
In the cabin of the car engulfed in fire was Alexei Tretyakov, General Director of Arikapital Management Company, with two children. He was in intensive care with a broken leg and a bruised chest. Children have closed traumatic brain injuries, bruises and minor wounds.YouTube1:04
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As a result of the accident, a 41-year-old man and his two children were injured. The driver was taken to the intensive care unit, and in children craniocerebral injuries.
Typically, Tesla will thoroughly investigate cases of spontaneous combustion of engine parts due to malfunctions or accidents. There are several known cases of using Tesla in autopilot mode, as a result of which drivers died, as well as accidents caused by the ignition of an electric vehicle .