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Fatal accident with a Tesla in Paris: the driver files a complaint against the manufacturer

Friday March 18, 2022, the driver of the Tesla who caused the dramatic accident killing one last December in Paris, filed a complaint against the manufacturer. (©Twitter / Jérôme Coumet)

The accident caused the dead of a man and injured 21 peoplelast December at Paris, in the 13th arrondissement. While he says he lost control of the brand’s vehicle You’re here on board which he was, the driver filed a complaint against the manufacturer on Friday March 18, 2022 according to theAFP.

Indicted for “manslaughter”

The driver filed a complaint for “endangering the lives of others”, learned theAFP with the parquet floor of Versailles, the headquarters of Tesla being in the Yvelines. In Paris, a judicial investigation was already underway, an investigation in which the driver was indicted for ” manslaughter and unintentional injuries by land motor vehicle”.

The driver of the vehicle, a taxi from the G7 company who was not working that evening, lost control of his car at the corner of avenue de Choisy and rue de Tolbiac. He hit two pedestrians, a glass container exploded by the impact, the broken glass of which injured passers-by, before hitting a fire and a van.

He then explained that he suffered an “uncontrolled acceleration” of his vehicle, a Model 3 of the Tesla brand. If this reason was quickly denied by the company which had access to certain data of the car, the company G7 had decided the shutdown of 37 cars of this model.

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