Source: A Tesla with autopilot involved in a fatal accident…
Found on: 2022-07-26 11:08:20
John Paul Elverdin
(CNN) – A motorcyclist died this Sunday on Interstate 15 in Utah when a Tesla collided with the rear of the motorcycle, according to the Utah State Police (USP).
The driver of the Tesla notified the police that he was on autopilot, USP said.
“The driver of the Tesla did not see the motorcyclist and collided with the rear of the motorcycle, throwing the driver off the motorcycle,” says a USP press release.
CNN has contacted Tesla for comment.
A jury found that Tesla was 1% negligent in an accident that caused the death of a young man
Tesla has faced a variety of lawsuits and regulatory investigations for accidents related to its Autopilot feature.
A recent ruling against Tesla
Last week, a Florida jury found electric car maker Tesla Inc. 1% negligent in the death of an 18-year-old man whose Model S sedan crashed into a concrete wall after the speed limiter was deactivated. car speed. In addition, the jury considered the deceased young man and his father 99% guilty.
Monday’s verdict from a Fort Lauderdale federal jury came in what attorneys for James and Jenny Riley, whose son Barrett died in the crash, called the first trial against Tesla for an accident involving its vehicles.
Barrett Riley was driving 116 miles per hour (187 km/h), on a curve with a speed limit of 25 mph (40 km/h), on May 8, 2018, when he lost control of his 2014 Model S while was attempting to pass another vehicle, causing a fire.
Another passenger was also killed while a third occupant survived.
The jury found Tesla 1% negligent; to Barrett Riley, 90% negligent; to James Riley, 9% negligent, and Jenny Riley not negligent in the death of Barrett Riley.
Tesla, headed by billionaire businessman Elon Musk, said Barrett Riley’s recklessness caused the accident and that his parents should have taken his car keys from him after he received a speeding ticket in March 2018 for driving 180 km/h (112 miles per hour).
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