Battery In Florida Tesla Crash Reignited Twice: NTSB Report

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018


A Tesla Inc Model S involved in a May 8 fatal high-speed crash in Florida reignited twice after firefighters extinguished a fire in the electric vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report on Tuesday. The report said the vehicle was traveling 116 miles (187 km) per hour seconds before it crashed into a metal light pole. The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames and extinguished the vehicle fire using 200—300 gallons (around 750-1,100 liters) of water and foam, the NTSB said. The report said during removal of the car from the scene, the battery reignited and was quickly extinguished.