NTSB to investigate Tesla Model 3 Fiery crash in Coral Gables
The fiery Tesla Model 3 crash that killed two people in Coral Gables on September 13 could have passed for an ordinary accident. The fact that the driver is 20 years old has caused many people to try to dismiss him as if it is simply inexperience and high speed. Thanks to Ian Linder Sheldon, we know it wasn’t. So much so that the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) announced that it would get involved in the investigations.
The witness was traveling on Alhambra Circle when the Tesla Model 3 passed by his car. This reportedly happened at 8:53 p.m., although video footage indicated it was at 8:40 p.m. While attempting to light an amber light at 8:54 p.m., Model 3 accelerated a bit and hit a bump, which would have caused the car to jump “several feet,” according to Sheldon. When the VE landed, it suddenly swerved to the left, struck two trees and immediately caught fire. At 8:57 p.m., the vehicle was engulfed in flames.
In the video he posted to Twitter and YouTube, Sheldon said the batteries flew from the car like sparks. He then photographed the crash site, and there were cells everywhere. Sheldon then deleted the video and the tweet. According to what he posted on Twitter, the families of the two people who died in the crash have asked him to do so. In addition to the 20-year-old driver, a 19-year-old woman was also killed.
Sheldon suspected the wreckage was due to a suspension issue, which makes sense. Tesla has had issues with this in their cars, and NHTSA is already investigating these episodes. Aside from what caused the car to deflect, it’s crucial to understand what made it burn so quickly. Fortunately, the NTSB can help answer both of these questions posed by this strange crash. It will not bring these people back, but it could prevent other people from dying under similar conditions.
The NTSB, in coordination with the Coral Gables City Police Department, sends 3 investigators to conduct a safety investigation into the fatal vehicle crash of September 13, 2021 involving a Tesla Model 3 that left the roadway and entered collided with a tree in Coral Gables. , Florida.
– NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) September 17, 2021