Just as when you thought things could not get any worse for the electric vehicle maker, Tesla is, once again, involved in a car crash. This time, a Tesla Model S has crashed into a gym, reportedly after it “violently” accelerated on its own, putting both the lives of the driver and anyone else in the vicinity in danger.
It almost appears like a freak accident. A man had gone into an online forum and posted details about the incident, saying that his wife was just “slowly parking” in her gym at Complete Fitness in Lighthouse Point, Florida when the Model S “violently exploded into full acceleration and could have easily killed people in the gym.”
A footage of the incident from what appears to be taken from a surveillance camera by BlueHawk Home Technologies shows the car slowly making its way into a parking slot when it suddenly sped up and charged right towards the gym’s glass front door.
Just moments before the incident, a woman was seen opening up the gym for business. Fortunately, she was not harmed when the car crashed.
According to a report from Electrek, the husband of the woman involved in the car crash says he currently own two Tesla Model S cars, a P85D and a P90D. He says that he has reached out to Tesla about the accident and was “amazed and wildly disappointed” with Tesla’s “unwillingness to even talk to me about it.” “Of course, they immediately blamed it on the driver and claimed their online computer tells them that,” he added.
In a statement from Tesla’s spokesperson following the incident, the electric vehicle maker said, ” Tesla’s cars do not accelerate without the driver instructing it to do so. In every situation where we have received a customer claim about this, the vehicle’s diagnostic logs have confirmed that the acceleration was the result of the driver pressing the accelerator pedal.”
This is not the first time a Tesla owner has claimed that the vehicle accelerated on its own and crashed itself. Earlier this year, a Tesla Model X has crashed into a shopping mall in Irvine, California after it reportedly sped up by itself. The damage could be seen in an uploaded video on YouTube.