EV “suddenly accelerates” into ferry ramp, breaking in two

Canadian police are investigating an accident involving a Tesla that suddenly accelerated and crashed into a ramp at a ferry terminal in West Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.

The two occupants of the car were taken to a hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” police said News from the North Shorewho said the accident resulted in the car “breaking in two”.

A photo reportedly taken at the scene showed the Tesla Model 3 perched on a car ramp at the ferry terminal, with much of the vehicle’s front end appearing to have been ripped off and both front airbags deployed.

“We don’t know what caused this,” Sgt. Mark McLean of the West Vancouver Police Department told the news outlet.

“It looks like it tried to board a ferry and suddenly accelerated into the gate, basically destroying the Tesla,” he said.

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However, Deborah Marshall of BC Ferries denied this theory in an email to CTV News.

“There was no ship at the berth at the time of the incident,” she said. “The vehicle did not attempt to board a ferry.”

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McLean told CTV police are investigating the cause of the crash.

“They’re so high-tech that going through all the data and figuring out what’s going on is going to be quite time-consuming,” she said.

According to CTV, police do not believe the driver was impaired.

Accordingly, there have been several reports of suddenly accelerating Teslas electr.

The tech news outlet ran a story in September 2016 highlighting several such incidents, including a Model S crashing into a gym in Irvine, California, in June of that year and a Model X crashing into a Bradenton parking lot , Florida, hit a curb .

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“This story isn’t about Tesla Autopilot,” Electrek said Fred Lambert wrote then. “Let me be clear because the freeway accidents involving Tesla vehicles with Autopilot on are a different matter entirely and are unrelated to these claims of sudden unintended acceleration.”

Lambert later reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the issue of “sudden unintentional acceleration” after receiving a petition citing 127 such incidents.

In January 2021, following the investigation, NHTSA announced that the incidents were all due to user error, Electrek reported.

“NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) released the results of its investigation … and confirmed that it had found that the incidents were due to ‘pedal misapplication’ — in other words, drivers pressing the wrong pedal,” reads it in the report.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ev-suddenly-accelerates-ferry-ramp-breaks-two-passengers-taken-hospital/ EV “suddenly accelerates” into ferry ramp, breaking in two

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