Tesla Lawsuit Filed Over Sudden Acceleration That Caused Injuries

A sudden acceleration from a speed of about 6 miles per hour resulted to a devastating crash into the owner's living room and caused him to file a Tesla lawsuit for the unexpected accident.

The car in question is a futuristic looking Falcon Door SUV that the owner, and plaintiff, Ji Chang Son claimed to have crashed through the garage and straight into the living room.

He also stated that the accident allegedly resulted to injuries in both himself and his son who was the passenger at the time.

Son filed the lawsuit on Friday at the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. He claimed to have driven slowly into the driveway at 8 in the evening when the vehicle spontaneously jerked forward, crashing into the interior of the living room and damaging wooden beams and steel sewer pipes.

Son's official statement mentioned being trapped inside the car as wood and steel beams have pinned shut the doors, the Law Newz reports.

The Tesla lawsuit claimed that smoke began entering the car and that the driver feared that it was going to cause an explosion. His son fortunately was able to struggle free from the debris and was already at his father's side before any flames appeared.

The lawsuit is currently seeking class-action status since seven other similar complaints were also filed dealing with sudden acceleration without warning.

The complaints were cited from a database compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

According to The Star, Tesla Motors have aired their side through an email from the spokesperson who explained that the evidence gathered from the data in the vehicle conclusively points to Mr. Son pressing the accelerator pedal all the way to 100%.

Tesla also cited various ways to prevent against pedal misapplication, one of which is using its Autopilot sensors to distinguish between wrong pedal application and normal cases.

The Model X was launched in late 2015 and was Tesla's first sports car. In its marketing and promotion, the company claimed that the Model X is the safest SUV so far.

The Tesla lawsuit includes product liability and negligence, and seeks unspecified damages amidst Musk's busy schedule as reported earlier.

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