Despite the fact that Tesla cars are equipped with security systems to prevent accidents, sometimes they still happen. Recently in Florida there was one of the most horrible accidents car Tesla Model S driver at high speed crashed into a tree, which caused a strong fire. The man was trapped and burned alive, as the car blocked the door, and the system of emergency opening has not worked. Tesla already commented and expressed their condolences.
According to eyewitnesses, the impact of the car were terrifying force he was moving at a speed of about 120 km/h From a burning car door was jammed, so the driver was trapped in a fire. Eyewitnesses and police could break the window, but to pull the man failed because of the airbags- they didn’t pull the air even after the collision.
We couldn’t even see what’s going on inside, as the cushions were all over the cabin. We had only a couple of minutes. A few people tried to get to the driver before the outbreak of the fire, but the car door is not allowed to do that.
Misty Lee Thomas, an eyewitness
What was the reason for the failure of the doors is still unknown. In the Tesla manual says that in the event of a collision the vehicle doors are automatically open to ensure rapid recovery. If this does not happen, the rescuers have to break the window, but in this case the driver is not saved even a method because of an error of airbags.
We are deeply saddened by this accident and my condolences to those who suffered from this tragedy. We asked local authorities to offer our cooperation. We understand that the main factor of occurrence of the accident was high speed, and we know that such collisions might cause a fire in any type of vehicles, not just cars.
Representatives Of Tesla
At the moment there is no evidence that electric cars will ignite much faster than cars with internal combustion engines. Consequently, even after such a terrible accident to say about the increased threat of cars Tesla is just silly. The company has already proved the safety of their cars — the myth of their danger appeared only because of the frequent mentions of company in media.