U.S. Safety Agency Reviewing Fatal Tesla Crash In Florida

 Friday, May 11, 2018


NHTSA said in a statement it was “gathering information on the tragic crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to understand all of the facts. The agency will take appropriate action based on its review.” The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday it was opening a probe into the crash and sending four investigators. Earlier, Tesla said its autopilot system was unlikely to have been a factor in the crash. Autopilot, a form of advanced cruise control that has come under scrutiny after two crashes this year, was not engaged when the Model S car drove off the road and hit a concrete wall, catching fire, the company said, adding it had not yet seen logs from the crash.