Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is under investigation following the death of a driver in a Tesla Model S electric sedan while the vehicle was in self-driving mode. It is the first known fatality in one of Tesla’s self-driving vehicles.
Preliminary reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla and the vehicle failed to apply the brakes. The collision occurred May 7 in Williston, Florida.
Federal agencies are in the early stages of setting guidelines and regulations for self-driving vehicles. These vehicles…