• September 01, 2022

Woman Killed in Tesla Accident on Sunnyridge Road in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA -- August 30, 2022, a woman was killed as the result of an accident where a Tesla crashed off-road.

Information available says that the crash happened at around 11:40 a.m. along Sunnyridge Road.

The exact cause of the crash remains unclear at this time. Witnesses apparently saw the Tesla Model 3 go out of control and run off-road where it crashed through a pole and into a home.

Woman Killed in Tesla Accident on Sunnyridge Road in Los Angeles, CA

The driver of the vehicle, an unidentified woman in her 70s, sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Police said they believe the vehicle was going upwards of 80 MPH at the time of the crash. They do not have information about the use of AutoPilot or whether it contributed to the crash. Investigations continue.

Commentary on Tesla Accident on Sunnyridge Road in Los Angeles

Tesla wrecks usually grab headlines due to the controversial nature of some of its features and the company itself. However, it wouldn't be responsible to just assume that something like AutoPilot led to this crash. Is that possible? Certainly, as defects cause all kinds of serious accidents. Keep in mind it took years for the GM ignition switch scandal to come to the public eye, and that killed over a hundred people.

At the same time, one can't rule out other possibilities without thorough investigations. Fatigue, medical conditions, alcohol, road hazards, other reckless drivers--common or not, making sure a victim's loved ones know all the facts should be paramount.

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