Tesla China has pledged its full cooperation to authorities’ investigation following a Model 3 crash in Rui’an, Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. One of the vehicle’s occupants passed away, and the driver was injured due to the incident.
The Rui’an traffic police reported that on February 17, the ill-fated Tesla Model 3 crashed into a bus after speeding through urban roads. Surveillance footage around the area showed the vehicle nearly crashing into an electric bicycle and several cars at an intersection before it stopped. At the time of the impact, the vehicle’s brake lights do not seem to be engaged.
The Model 3 was going so fast that after passing over a bridge, the vehicle almost landed on its front end. The Tesla’s impact against the bus was massive, with a local police bulletin stating that the incident injured the driver, killed an occupant of the Model 3, and damaged three other cars in the area.