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Tesla Model X Reportedly On Autopilot Slams Into Construction Truck, Killing Driver, In Ukraine


Another day another fatality in a Tesla where Autopilot might have played a role. 

A fatal accident between a Tesla Model X allegedly on Autopilot happened on the Kyiv-Zhytomyr street in Ukraine on Friday June, 7, 2019, according to Autogeek

The Model X allegedly drove under a tanker truck (where have we heard that before?) That has been helping execute roadwork, finally causing the car to fly off the street. The harm to the Model X appears to be catastrophic and the driver was reported dead on the area, according to press mentioned by Autogeek. 

The essence of the injury indicates that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time.

Road accident with Tesla X on Kyiv – Zhytomyr street. Driver dead, hit a truck, apparently in autopilot mode https://t.co/09vDMn8m8t pic.twitter.com/QPmPwqosSq

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Law enforcement agencies are still looking into the cause of the accident. The Autogeek article”presumes” the Model X was in Autopilot style at the time, but additionally, it seems like an evaluation is pending. 

Tack this instance onto the list of deaths and mishaps which have potentially happened as a consequence of Tesla beta testing its own Autopilot software on its own drivers. We’ll continue to follow this story as we all continue to await the NHTSA to carry desperately needed actions to protect drivers and prevent future fatalities. 

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