A new curious incident involving a Tesla has gone viral in the last few hours, making the rounds of the web. What appears to be a Model 3 crashed into a private swimming pool, and luckily none of its occupants were seriously injured.
Tesla Autonomous Driving System
Let’s immediately sweep away any doubts, the autopilot, the famous Tesla autonomous driving system, has nothing to do with this case, but it was simply a distraction, a classic human error. The accident occurred precisely in Pasadena, a well-known town not too far from Los Angeles, in the state of California, and according to what was specified by the Los Angeles Times, it would have involved two adults and a 4-year-old child.
The episode took place around 9:00 in the morning local time, in the 700 district of West California Boulevard, as stated by Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the city of Pasadena. As mentioned above, all three people in the car escaped unharmed, although certainly scared.
An investigation has been opened into the matter but according to what the investigators believe it cannot be excluded that the driver of the Tesla, most likely the father of the child involved, pressed his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake: the result was that the Tesla broke through the wall of a private property, then ending its mad race inside a swimming pool, as can be seen from the image you find above.
The first to come to the rescue were two members of staff from a nearby nursery school, the Pacific Oaks Children’s School, who rescued the three occupants, while calling for help. Derderian said the car “began to dive underwater quite quickly after the crash.”
The one in Pasadena is yet another viral clash starring a Tesla, after the accident against a broken down car a few days ago. After all, Elon Musk’s car company usually steals the show both positively and negatively and in the past few hours it has made a lot of talk about itself after the decision to ban Tesla owners for two weeks who repeatedly ignore the autonomous driving alerts.
This article is originally published on auto.everyeye.it