News

NTSB Probes Emergency Response to Fla. Tesla Crash

Order Reprints

May 10, 2018—The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is launching an investigation into how first responders handled a fatal Tesla crash in Fla., reported CNN Money.

Two people died Tuesday evening in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a gray 2014 Tesla Model S ran off the road and collided with a concrete wall, according to the report. The vehicle then caught on fire.

The NTSB said in a statement Wednesday it will primarily focus on emergency response in relation to the electric vehicle battery fire, including fire department activities and towing operations. There will be a team of four investigating.

"The goal of these investigations is to understand the impact of these emerging transportation technologies when they are part of a transportation accident," said Robert S. Sumwalt, NTSB chairman, in the statement.

Related Articles

NHTSA Requests Info on Tesla's Autopilot Response to Emergency Vehicles

NTSB Sends Investigators to Fatal Tesla Crash

You must login or register in order to post a comment.