On November 5, the video of the Tesla Model Y that was driven out of control and crashed through Chaozhou street in the Guangdong province, China, was spread across social media. The accident was clearly recorded on CCTV footage, and two people died, and three others were seriously injured.
The video shows the Tesla Model Y Electric Car speeding out of control after stopping for a while on the right side of the road. All this footage was recorded in the CCTV cameras installed on the road. The Tesla Model Y was moving forward across the road and seemed unable to slow down or stop the vehicle.
While it moves forward at high speed collides with a foot cycle, a small distribution car, and a motor cycle. The news media reported that the motorcycle driver died. The diver who drove Model Y reportedly survived. But the vehicle is almost destroyed.
News media reports that a member of the driver’s family alleged that the accident occurred due to an error in the Tesla Autopilot driving mode. However, Tesla denies the allegations and said in a statement to the media that its data shows that no braking was applied during the time range of the accident.
However, Security experts say that the accident may have occurred because the driver mistook the accelerator for the brakes. That explains why it accelerated at once. Tesla hasn’t released an announcement about this yet. But the News media reports the company is cooperating with the Chinese authorities who are in charge of investigating the accident.
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