Remember the Tesla Model X that purportedly accelerated on its own back in June and crashed into building? Well, it seems that another accident is mirroring that one, only this time it involves a Model S.
Captured on a surveillance camera, the footage posted by Electrek shows the driver moving slowly to park in front of the gym, in Lighthouse Point, Florida, right before the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the front door.
The driver’s husband explained the entire incident in a post on Tesla’s forum, which has been removed since then: “I have owned several Model S Teslas and currently own 1 P85D and 1 P90D. Recently, my wife experienced a near fatal accident when she was slowly parking at her gym. The car violently exploded into full acceleration and could have easily killed people in the gym.“
Electrek has reached out to Tesla Motors and the automaker states that after reviewing the logs, the accelerator pedal was pressed during the crash. In response, the Model S owner wrote:
“I am amazed and wildly disappointed by the way Tesla has handled this and their complete unwillingness to even talk to me about it. Of course, they immediately blamed it on the driver and claimed their online computer tells them that“, admitting that “it is possible that there could have been driver error, but we do not feel that is what has occurred and wanted to have it looked further into.”