News: U.S. safety agency probes ‘violent’ Tesla crash in Detroit.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Auto Safety Authority said Monday it was investigating an accident in Detroit on Thursday that resulted in a Tesla being wedged under an articulated truck, reportedly leaving a woman in critical condition.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Monday it was “aware of the violent crash that occurred in Detroit on March 11 with a Tesla and a tractor-trailer. We set up a SCI (Special Crash Investigation) team to investigate the crash. “
NHTSA previously launched around a dozen SCI teams to investigate Tesla accidents that may be related to the vehicle’s advanced autopilot driver assistance system. It’s not clear whether autopilot could have been a factor in the Detroit crash.
Tesla didn’t immediately comment.
Reporting by David Shepardson; Adaptation by Chris Reese
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