Tesla's car exploded in Florida at a speed of 116 mph before a fatal accident in Fort Lauderdale

Tesla Model S P100D
The Tesla S model driven by an 18-year-old teenager hit a top speed of 116 miles per hour a few seconds before crashing into a metal lamp post and burning in Fort Lauderdale Florida, NTSB said. The battery of the Model S Tesla was rekindled twice after a fiery collision that killed two teenagers and injured another one.

The car hit 116 mph before it began to slow as it approached a turn on the road marked by a flashing warning light with a maximum speed of 25mph, NTSB said.

Tesla model S fire

The report said that during the lifting of the car from the scene, the battery revived and quickly extinguished. There have been several other cases reported regarding Tesla batteries that were disrupted and categorized after a fatal Tesla accident in March in California.

In that case, Tesla concluded his vehicle was much less likely to burn than a gasoline-powered vehicle.

As stated by NBC, "About three seconds before the collision, the vehicle drove 116 mph," the report said. "Two seconds before impact, the car drove 108 mph as the driver braked and increased the steering angle, at which point the stability control moved."

Meanwhile, the Sedan Tesla Model S crashed against the wall and caught fire, killing Riley and his front seat passenger Edgar Monserratt Martinez, 18, from Aventura. And a rear seat passenger was ejected from the car and survived.


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