Florida Fire Chief: Tesla Model S Battery Reignited Three Times After Fatal Crash
DAVIE, FL. – According to an online news report from dailymail.co.uk, a fire chief in Florida reported that a Tesla Model S battery reignited three times after a fatal vehicle crash that occurred in Davie, Florida. The driver of the Tesla crashed into some trees, causing the vehicle to catch on fire.
The crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. on February 24 and involved a 2016 Tesla Model S. The driver reportedly lost control of the car and ended up crashing into some palm trees in the median of Flamingo Road in Davie, according to police officers. It is not clear what caused the loss of control. The Tesla then ignited in flames, trapping the driver inside.
Police officers and the Daily Mail report that the driver died at the scene of the crash. Emergency responders were not able to reach him because of the intensity of the fire, the Daily Mail reports. Firefighters responding to the scene extinguished the vehicle fire, and the Tesla was later transported to a nearby tow lot on Southwest 66th Terrace.
Davie Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert DiFerdinando reported that while the Tesla was at the Superior Towing lot, the vehicle battery reignited several times. Hours after the crash, the lithium-ion battery kept erupting back into flames. Firefighters from Davie were called to the lot at least three times during the night, DiFerdinando said.
DiFerdinando said the repeated fires were due to remaining power stored inside the Tesla’s ruptured battery pack. Firefighters had to use a special chemical to extinguish the fire for the last time.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 36 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout the Southeast for over 36 years, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.