Taiwanese celebrity Lin Chih-Ying’s Tesla Model X crashed and burned
On Friday, July 22, 2022, Taiwanese celebrity Lin Chih-Tesla Ying’s Model X went up in flames. The actor, the singer, and race car driver, who is also multi-talented, was driving with his son when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into a road barrier and catch fire right away. Lin is the first professional racer from China and has competed in events all around the world. The video of the incident quickly gained popularity on social media after it occurred. The front panel of the car appeared to have burns and significant damage.
The neighborhood police acted swiftly to transport Lin and his son to the hospital as soon as possible after they sustained head and face injuries. Both currently appear to be secure. Despite the fact that the local authorities have declared Lin was not intoxicated at the time of the accident, it was entirely his fault. It was explained that the accident occurred because the driver of the car in front of Lin’s car failed to pay attention to a condition.
The Tesla customer service team in China stated to a local publication, the Economic View, in response to the incident, “The cause of the fire cannot be confirmed at this time.” The main and co-pilot seats both include emergency mechanical door openers that, in the event of a power outage, can forcibly unlock the door. Rear-row passengers can leave through the trunk.
This information comes two days after a jury in Florida found Tesla 1% at fault for another crash involving a father and son team. In the aforementioned event, which happened in 2018, the 18-year-old driver lost control of his Tesla as it was moving at a speed of about 116 miles per hour, colliding with a concrete wall and killing both himself and the passenger. It is the first time a sad accident involving a Tesla car has been taken to court.
Although the collision appears to have been the driver’s fault, safety worries about Tesla vehicles are growing everywhere. The news outlet mzone reports that by 2021, Tesla will have been directly or indirectly responsible for more than 100 fatal car accidents worldwide. According to the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 200 incidents involving Teslas in the US involved a loss of vehicle control. “Out of control” means that the car suddenly speeds up or slows down, that the pedals or steering wheel stop working, or that the driver can’t quickly take back control of the car.