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California Family Files a Product Liability Case Against Tesla


June 15, 2019

California Family Files Lawsuit Against Tesla after Two Year old Crashes a Tesla Model X into his Pregnant Mother

CALIFORNIA – According to an online news report at foxnews.com, a family from California has filed a lawsuit against Tesla after a pregnant mother was accidentally struck by a Tesla Model X driven by her two year old son.*

The family has filed a product liability case against Tesla due to the incident.  According to the court case, a mother of a two year old who was eight months pregnant at the time of the incident was struck and pinned against a wall in a garage when her two year old decided to climb into her Model X which was parked at the time and accidentally drove the vehicle and slammed into her. The accident caused the woman to sustain broken bones and led to the unborn baby being prematurely delivered.  Luckily, the unborn child was unharmed in the accident.

According to the mother who was struck, she bought the car in late December and claims that she left the vehicle in park in the driveway outside of her garage.  Its powered “Falcon Wing” rear doors were open as she went into the house with her son. The boy then went back into the car, climbing in the front seat as the woman attempted to retrieve him.  The boy then drive the car into his mother as she passed the front of the vehicle as it was accelerating towards her.  

The Model X does not have a start button like other vehicles and is activated by a key fob that is within the range of the vehicle.

In the lawsuit, the family claims that the Model X should have been equipped with additional safety features to prevent the incident that injured the pregnant mother.  

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Source:https://www.foxnews.com/auto/tesla-sued-after-2-year-old-accidentally-crashes-model-x-into-his-pregnant-mother

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