A Tesla electric car crashed into a semi-trailer that overturned on a freeway in Fontana, California, killing one person and injuring two others. This was reported Thursday, May 6, by CBS Los Angeles, citing information from the California Highway Patrol.
A semi-trailer initially overturned on the freeway, and a passing motorist stopped to help the driver of the truck out of the vehicle. While helping, a Tesla electric car crashed into the trailer.
The driver of the electric car died on the spot, while the driver of the truck and the alleged passenger of the Tesla who was trying to help him were seriously injured and taken to local medical facilities.
The entire westbound 210 freeway, except for one lane, was closed for several hours due to the incident.
Earlier, on April 20, the founder of the electric car company Tesla, Elon Musk, named the cause of the fatal accident involving a vehicle of his production in Texas – according to Musk, the car had not activated the autopilot function.