Woman Killed in Solo Tesla Crash on Sunnyridge Road
ROLLING HILLS, Calif. (August 30, 2022) — A driver in a Tesla Model 3 died when her car crashed into a pole and a home on Sunnyridge Road in Rolling Hills.
The crash occurred about 11:40 a.m. on August 30th in the 27000 block of Sunnyridge Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The vehicle apparently sheared off a telephone pole prior to slamming into a residence.
Also, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded, but sadly Tuba Ghannadi died at the scene.
Tesla Model 3 Autopilot Crashes
Investigators will work on the Sunnyridge Road case and determine what led up to the crash. It’s currently unknown if Tesla Autopilot was a factor.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into the Autopilot feature on Tesla vehicles back in August 2021. The decision came after the federal safety agency learned there were more and more crashes involving vehicles using the Autopilot feature. Some of these vehicles involved parked vehicles and emergency vehicles.
NHTSA investigators want to get to the bottom of what is causing these collisions. Some 830,000 Teslas from the model years 2014 to 2022 for the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles are included in the investigation. The federal agency has requested data from Tesla and 12 other automakers whose vehicles are equipped with this type of active driving assistance system.
Indeed, the Autopilot system has been a factor in several deadly crashes over the years including one in 2019 that killed two people in California. A Tesla driver reportedly had Autopilot on when the vehicle drove through a red traffic light and crashed into a car occupied by two people. Both of them died in the collision. Authorities arrested the driver and charged the person with two counts of vehicular manslaughter in that case.
Finally, the investigation is aware of around 35 collisions where Autopilot was engaged. Nine of those collisions involved 14 fatalities.
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Source: LACOFD # 4178; CHP, MyNewsLA, NHTSA
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