Driver Will Stand Trial for Crash that Killed 2 People While Tesla Was on “Autopilot”

By B.N. Frank

Tesla vehicles continue to be associated with accidents, fires, high costs, high levels of harmful radiation emissions, federal investigations and violations, lawsuits, mechanical issues, security issues, recalls, and other problems (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).  Of course, battery fires, fires that are difficult to extinguish, and radiation emissions have been reported with other company’s EVs as well (see 1, 2, 3, 4).

Accidents include an owner losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a convention center earlier this month.  In April, a Tesla being operated in “Smart Summon” crashed into a private jet.  There were no casualties in these incidents.  Unfortunately there have been in other Tesla-related accidents, and a driver operating on autopilot will now have to stand trial for two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

From NBC New York:


Driver Must Stand Trial for Deadly California Crash Where Tesla Was on ‘Autopilot’

It is believed to be the first felony prosecution in the U.S. against a driver using a partially automated driving system

The driver of a Tesla operating on autopilot must stand trial for a crash that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, a judge ruled Thursday.

There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, a Los Angeles County judge said.

A judge ruled Thursday that a trial can proceed against a Tesla Model S driver in a 2019 crash that left two people dead in Gardena.

It is believed to be the first felony prosecution in the U.S. against a driver using a partially automated driving system.

Police said the Tesla Model S left a freeway and ran a red light in Gardena and was doing 74 mph (119 kph) when it smashed into a Honda Civic at an intersection on Dec. 29, 2019.

The crash killed Gilberto Alcazar Lopez, 40, of Rancho Dominguez and Maria Guadalupe Nieves-Lopez, 39, of Lynwood, who were in the Civic and were on their first date that night, relatives told the Orange County Register.

Riad and a woman in the Tesla were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.




Activist Post reports regularly about Teslas, autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs) and unsafe technology.  For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:

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