Tesla electrical automobile catches fireplace after hitting a tow truck in Moscow, Auto Information, East Auto Information
MOSCOW- A Tesla electrical automobile caught fireplace after crashing right into a tow truck on a Moscow motorway late on Saturday.
Footage of the incident on state TV channel Rossiya 24 confirmed the automobile by the aspect of the street engulfed in flames and thick black smoke. Two small explosions occurred inside a number of seconds of one another.
It was not attainable to inform which Tesla mannequin the automobile was and solely the metallic body remained after the hearth.
Tesla Inc stood by security claims for its Mannequin three earlier this week within the face of regulatory scrutiny, whereas paperwork confirmed the highest U.S. automotive security watchdog issued not less than 5 subpoenas since final yr looking for details about crashes involving the corporate‘s automobiles.
Russia’s RIA state information company web site posted a video displaying the automobile driving within the left-hand lane of Moscow’s ring street, generally known as the MKAD, earlier than crashing right into a tow truck parked by a security fence that separates the carriageway from oncoming visitors.
The accident happened at round 2100 Moscow time (1800 GMT). The pace restrict on the ring street is 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour).
The driving force, 41-year-old Alexei Tretyakov, and his youngsters had been injured within the crash however escaped from the automobile earlier than it was destroyed by the hearth, Rossiya 24 reported.