Tesla's electric car crash under investigation

Authorities say they are investigating whether the technology failed or something else happened.
1:34 | 05/13/18

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No the investigation into the latest crash involving a Tesla the big question tonight is new technology to blame or is it human error here's ABC's will car. Tonight this Tesla model S now mangled the front of the car destroyed after crashing into Utah fire truck. Witnesses say the driver failed to stop at an intersection electric car barreling down the road at sixty miles Broward just before the collision. The driver a 28 year old female suffering a broken ankle police say they're now investigating whether it has those pioneered auto pilot system was engaged or not. Florida not the auto pilot but the electric cars lithium ion batteries catching fire. Now part of a federal investigation after a high speed crash last week in Fort Lauderdale. Intense flames engulf the cork killing two teens trapped inside I don't know how. And not discuss does look called the crash devastating but says gas powered cars or five times more likely to catch fire. Still crashes involving Tesla is now the focus of four NTSB investigation. New technology generally something to be embraced the question is is it being introduced in a way that is the proper oversight. And has been tested and vetted before it hits the road before people are using it. It marks another test caught fire after crashing California to driver killed. The source telling ABC news to battery reignited at an impound lot nearly a week later. Som as a neck pressing Utah authorities tell us they're investigating whether the technology failed or was the result of something else. It comes as Tesla tells us they're glad that nobody was seriously hurt. Tom will car for us tonight will thank you.

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