Published On: Thu, Aug 1st, 2019

Tesla Faces a Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Deadly Delray Beach Crash

Tesla is being sued by a family in Delay Beach.

According to WPTV, due to a deadly car crash involving a Tesla and semi-truck in suburban Delray Beach earlier this year, the victim’s family has announced a wrongful death lawsuit against automakers.

According to The National Transportation Safety Board, 50-year-old Jeremy Banner was driving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 in autopilot mode, traveling 68 mph, when it crashed into a semi-truck at the 14000 block of S.R. 7 on March 1.

Investigators find that Banner turned on autopilot mode around 10 seconds before the crash and autopilot mode made no attempts to avoid the collision.

Banner’s family will be holding the news conference to address allegations towards Tesla today at 3 pm.

The family’s attorney from the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath states that the crash was the result of a defective autopilot system.

Tesla released a statement claiming, Banner did not use autopilot at any other time during the drive before the crash. His vehicle logs also showed that he took his hands off the steering wheel immediately after activating autopilot.

Tesla is extremely saddened by this news, however, it emphasized how beneficial the vehicle’s autopilot can be when used properly by attentive drivers.

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