driver charged with manslaughter

On Saturday, a taxi driver driving his Tesla Model 3 for personal use lost control of his vehicle in the 13e district of Paris, causing one death and 19 injuries.

On Saturday December 11, a taxi driver driving his Tesla Model 3 for personal use lost control of his vehicle in the 13e district of Paris, causing one death and 19 injuries, according to an updated provisional assessment of the Paris prosecutor’s office, quoted by AFP. As part of a judicial investigation opened on Wednesday, December 15, the driver was indicted on counts of “manslaughter and manslaughter“, has learned Le Figaro from a judicial source, confirming information from the Parisian . He was placed under judicial supervision.

Among the 19 people injured, the vital prognosis of one of them “is still engaged”, said the prosecution on Tuesday. The taxi hit two pedestrians, a glass container that was thrown into the air, a traffic light and ended up in a passing van. The people transported in the vehicle were not among the injured.

The G7 company suspends its Tesla vehicles

On Tuesday, the G7 company decided to shut down its other Tesla Model 3, which has been the best-selling electric vehicle in the world since the start of the year. “As a precautionary measure and in accordance with our procedures, G7 has decided to suspend the 37 G7-affiliated drivers equipped with the model similar to the vehicle involved pending the development of the investigation”, the company said in a statement. The 50 Tesla Model S (a more upscale model) of the G7 network continue to circulate. The company indicates that it has no indication allowing to move towards a technical failure or a human error to explain the accident. But let caution push her to make this decision.

For its part, the manufacturer Tesla, which has access to certain technical data of the damaged vehicle, ensures that there is “no technical failure”. At this time, the US automaker is not commenting on G7’s decision to discontinue Model 3s. A Tesla spokesperson also said the company remains “at the disposal of the authorities” to send them the data it has on the vehicle concerned.


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