Last updated on October 25, 2019
By this”wrongful death” lawsuit which was filed by Awan’s household, the vehicle’s door grips were retracted and didn’t’auto-present’ if the police officer came to the scene, Newsweek reported Wednesday.
Awan was forcing between 120 to 145 km per hour after he struck a tree. The car caught fire and got full of smoke, witnesses informed the authorities.
It wasn’t the wreck which killed him, his family’s attorneys said, but the car’s futuristic design attributes.
“Fire engulfed the vehicle and burnt Dr Awan past recognition — because the Model S has inaccessible door handles, no other approach to open the doorways, and also an unreasonably dangerous fire hazard,’ the litigation read.
Awan finally died of smoke inhalation and didn’t have any internal injuries or broken bones in the effect of the crash.
Meanwhile, Tesla stated in a statement it had been profoundly saddened by the wreck.
“We know that speed has been investigated as an element in this crash, also understand that high-speed crashes may lead to a fire in any sort of automobile, not only electric vehicles,” the firm said.
Back in May 2018, US safety regulators started an investigation into an accident in Utah that happened when a Tesla Model S turned right to a fire department car although it was on”autopilot” mode.
The notorious Tesla Model 3 car crash using a semi-truck that occurred in March in Florida was triggered while the Autopilot system failed to discover the driver’s hands on the steering wheel. The wreck killed the 50-year-old Tesla motorist Jeremy Beren Banner.