Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2019

Tesla Sees Another South Florida Lawsuit

On May of 2018, two Fort Lauderdale teens crashed and died in a Tesla that veered into a concrete wall on Seabreeze Boulevard.

The 18-year-old driver was driving his fathers Tesla at 116 mph, a crash that was “survivable” allegedly according to the lawsuit.

Immediately following the crash, the Tesla burst into a fatal fire as a result of the lithium-ion batteries.

According to Sun Sentinel, the lawsuit was filed on October 8 of 2019 in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County.

Riley’s father filed the lawsuit on behalf of his son’s estate, seeking damages on two claims of negligence and one on liability.

The suit emphasizes how the crash could have been avoided if the Tesla service center had not removed the 85 mph top speed limit.

Tesla has yet to make a statement and no further details have been released.

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  1. John says:

    I am so upset by this. Okay so they put a valet mode in these cars for a reason and on top of that you wave rights for a liability and negligence suit when you break the law by such a large margin

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