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Tesla Vehicle Bursts into Flames Following Accident with Tow Truck in Moscow

August 22, 2019

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – As reported in an online news article published by, a Tesla caught fire after colliding with a tow truck on Moscow’s Ring Street.*

A Tesla vehicle caught fire after being involved in an accident with a tow truck in Moscow. Reports indicate that there were “two little blasts” that happened within moments of each other, and that it was not possible to identify the specific model of the Tesla vehicle.

The accident happened when a 41-year-old man and his children were traveling in a Tesla in the left-hand lane of Moscow’s Ring Street shortly before striking a tow truck. The man and his children sustained injuries in the accident, however, they were able to get free before being engulfed in flames.

Federal Authorities Continue to Investigate the Tesla Model 3

Numerous Tesla vehicles have caught fire over the past year, and in many cases, the vehicle involved was the Model 3.  Some believe the Autopilot feature on the Model 3 may be to blame for causing accidents that ultimately end in flames.  The slew of fires has drawn scrutiny from the United States federal government.  

On October 7, 2018, Tesla posted a blog that claimed its Model 3 “earned the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tested.  The NHTSA took issue with Tesla’s statement as “its testing procedures cannot fully verify what Tesla is claiming.”

Tesla responded to the NHTSA’s position stating the company did not agree with the agency’s conclusions.  However, in 2013, Tesla claimed its Model S vehicle earned a safety score of 5.4 stars, which is not possible given that the NHTSA does not rate vehicles beyond 5 stars.  As such, Tesla has a history of providing false information to consumers, which the NHTSA believes gives Tesla an unfair marketing advantage.

As an investigation into Tesla’s vehicles is ongoing, NHTSA and Tesla representatives are meeting on a quarterly basis to address safety issues pertaining to the Autopilot feature on Tesla vehicles.

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