An out-of-control Tesla killed two and injured three as it sped through the streets of China before it crashed into a building on Nov. 5. The crash was captured on video and viewer discretion is advised.
The car was captured on social media pulling to the side of the road and then it accelerates down the street knocking over people on the busy street.
The family of the driver told local outlets that the 55-year-old man lost control of the car and that it would not respond when he stepped on the brake pedal.
Tesla said it was investigating the incident, but cautioned against ‘rumors,’ noting their data showed the car’s brake pedal was never engaged while it was speeding through town. In a statement to Reuters,
Tesla said it was working with local authorities to identify the ‘truth’ of what led to the accident.
The wreck is just the latest in which the electric car company’s automatic features have been fingered as potential culprits.