A Tesla driver has been charged with the first ever ‘autopilot’ felony after a 2019 crash.
“For the first time ever, California prosecutors have filed felony charges against a driver who caused a crash that killed two people in 2019 while using Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ feature,” reports Breitbart News.
“California prosecutors have pressed felony charges against a person using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance feature resulting in a car crash. The driver has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly having Tesla’s Autopilot system engaged when his vehicle drove through a red light resulting in a crash killing two people in 2019,” according to Breitbart News.
“The man driving the Tesla was a 27-year-old limousine driver and has pleaded not guilty to the charges,” reports Breitbart News. “Reports of the crash noted that it involved a Tesla speeding through a red light at high speed while exiting a freeway in Gardena, California.”
“The vehicle collided with a Honda Civic at an intersection, killing two passengers and hospitalizing a man and a woman in the Tesla. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it had assigned a special crash investigation team to probe the crash shortly after reports of the incident came to light,” reported Breitbart News.
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