According to media reports, 5 at 16 pm, a Tesla in Shuangfu Street, Nanding, Sichuan, lost control and hit several cars and pedestrians, killing two people and injuring six others. Police informed that the driver Liu has been controlled by the police, after preliminary testing Liu ruled out drink driving, drug driving suspects, the cause of the accident is still under further investigation.
Five hours after the crash, Tesla’s official Microblogging service issued a statement saying that analysis of vehicle data showed the vehicle was not malfunctioning and would do its best to cooperate with the police investigation, according to media reports. However, this tweet has now been deleted.
In response, Tesla customer support tweeted this afternoon: After the accident, Tesla attaches great importance to the first time in the comments section below the first news reply to netizens. The statement has been viewed below the first news and has never been deleted. We are always actively cooperating with the investigation and are not in a convenient time to release additional information to protect the privacy of our customers and those involved.