By Tyler Durden
One reason why Tesla may be trading over 3% lower this morning is a report in the Star Tribune, according to which a Twin Cities man whose Tesla overturned in a central Minnesota marsh, is blaming the crash on the car’s “autopilot”, according to authorities. David Clark, 58, of Eden Prairie, said he was driving Saturday evening before sunset on a country road 18 miles northeast of Willmar, when the car “suddenly accelerated” and overturned in the marsh, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday.
The crash occurred after “Clark … engaged the autopilot feature,” sending the car off eastbound 172nd Avenue NE. and rolling into the marsh, the Sheriff’s Office statement continued.
Deputies found the 2016 Tesla upside-down. It was not immediately clear what Tesla model it was.
He told police: ‘When he engaged the auto pilot (sic) feature, that the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the car to leave the roadway and overturn.
Clark had put the electric car into its autopilot feature, and was approaching
the intersection of 141st Street and 172nd Avenue in Irving Township
Clark and four adults in the vehicle were slightly hurt.
Alleged malfunctions have plagued Tesla’s autopilot in the past, most notably in …read more