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Tesla Model S crashes into truck in Utah

REUTERS
Published : May 14, 2018, 7:46 pm IST
Updated : May 14, 2018, 7:46 pm IST

The Tesla car was travelling at 60 miles per hour when it hit the mechanic truck.

Witnesses said the Tesla car did not brake prior to impact, the police said in a statement, adding it was unknown if the autopilot feature in the Model S was engaged at the time.
 Witnesses said the Tesla car did not brake prior to impact, the police said in a statement, adding it was unknown if the autopilot feature in the Model S was engaged at the time.

A Tesla Inc Model S crashed at speed into a truck from the city’s Unified Fire Authority in South Jordan, Utah, late on May 11 after failing to slow for a red light, South Jordan police said on May 14.

The Tesla car was travelling at 60 miles per hour when it hit the mechanic truck, which was stopped for the light on the South Bangerter Highway in South Jordan, Utah at 6:38 pm MT, the police said.

 

Witnesses said the Tesla car did not brake prior to impact, the police said in a statement, adding it was unknown if the autopilot feature in the Model S was engaged at the time.

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In addition, this is not the first time that such a report has been reported. Recently, Tesla's autopilot system was unlikely to have been a factor in a Florida car crash which killed two teenagers, the electric carmaker said in a statement issued.

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