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Date Country
State
Description
Deaths
Tesla driver Tesla occupant Other vehicle Cyclists/ Peds TSLA+cycl / peds
Model
AutoPilot confirmed Source FARS-NHTSA case filing Note
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201930-Apr-19 Spain Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/05/tesla-model-s-driver-survives-harsh-head-on-collision-in-spain/
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201925-Apr-19 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S -
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article229716149.html
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201915-Apr-19 USA CA Tesla strikes on-ramp curb 1 - 1 - - 1 -
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Woman-77-Ejected-From-Tesla-Struck-By-BMW-and-Killed-on-405-in-Long-Beach-508673011.html
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201918-Mar-19 Canada Tesla strikes pole, burns 1 1 - - - 1 X -
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-dead-after-tesla-crashes-into-pole-on-lougheed-highway-1.4340542
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201910-Mar-19 USA FL BMW strikes Tesla 1 - 1 - - 1 3 -
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/deerfield-beach/fl-ne-deerfield-fatal-crash-20190311-story.html
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20191-Mar-19 USA FL AutoPilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 3 1
https://electrek.co/2019/03/01/tesla-driver-crash-truck-trailer-autopilot/
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201924-Feb-19 USA FL Tesla crashes into tree, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S -
https://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/tesla-crashes-into-tree-in-davie-killing-driver-police-say?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
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201918-Feb-19 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 1 - - - 1 S -
https://twitter.com/CaliforniaBrief/status/1098008474745679872
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201930-Jan-19 Holland Tesla drifts into opposite lane 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://www.omroepbrabant.nl/nieuws/2927706/Dode-bij-frontale-botsing-tussen-auto-s-in-Zeeland-andere-bestuurder-opgepakt
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201830-Dec-18 USA VA
Early morning, single car collision
1 1 - - - 1 3 -
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?fhid=17018&n=rod-rhines&pid=191245630
Car model confirmed in personal correspondence
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201826-Dec-18 USA NH Burned in Ipswich crash 1 - 1 - - 1 X -
https://www.ledgertranscript.com/New-Ipswich-teen-passes-22902528
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201815-Nov-18 Denmark Tesla drifts into opposite lane 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/artikel/kvinde-draebt-i-ulykke-mand-alvorligt-kvaestet
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201810-Nov-18 USA FL Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X -
https://www.ocala.com/news/20181112/motorcyclist-33-killed-in-crash-sunday-near-micanopy?template=ampart
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20189-Nov-18 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree 2 - 2 - - - S -
https://bondtaylor.com/palm-springs-ca-2-dead-2-injured-after-car-crashes-into-tree-at-north-farrell-and-francis-drives/
John Renner, investigation #18119-2207
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201815-Sep-18 Japan Tesla rear ends stopped car 2 - - 2 - - X -
https://blog.goo.ne.jp/carintelligenceagency/e/13c86532c9a5dbdc8ef08ca9c006e782
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20184-Aug-18 Holland Tesla crashes into tree 1 - 1 - - 1 S -
https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2321309/Vrouw-verliest-ongeboren-kindje-bij-ongeval-in-Nijmegen
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201824-Jul-18 USA MO Concrete falls on Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5987991/Former-St-Louis-police-chiefs-wife-killed-freak-accident.html
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201820-May-18 USA CA Tesla drives into pond 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fatal-Vehicle-Crash-Pond-San-Ramon-Crow-Canyon-Road-483200591.html?amp=y&__twitter_impression=true
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201810-May-18
Switzerland
Tesla drives into median, burns
1 1 - - - 1 -
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/swiss-police-investigate-deadly-crash-fire-involving-tesla-55175519
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20188-May-18 USA FL
Two teens trapped in burning Tesla
2 1 1 - - 2 S -
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-10/tesla-crash-battery-fire-kills-two-teenagers/9747648
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201823-Mar-18 USA CA AutoPilot into highway barrier 1 1 - - - 1 1
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/31/tesla-car-crash-autopilot-mountain-view
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201812-Mar-18 Norway Tesla drives into wall 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/83wmpe/first_death_recorded_in_a_tesla_in_norway/
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201812-Mar-18 China Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 -
http://www.atimes.com/article/filipino-dies-run-car-causeway-bay/
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201829-Apr-18 Japan Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 -
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/japanese-model-x-crashed-into-motor-cyclists-one-killed-on-sunday.114282/
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201828-Apr-18 USA OH Ohio prom night crash 1 - 1 - - 1 S -
https://www.journal-news.com/news/teen-admits-guilt-fatal-monroe-prom-night-crash/D5kGMQdhmoIIMF08eubVQL/
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201722-Nov-17
Switzerland
Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zuerich/nach-auffahrunfall-auf-der-a4-wegen-fahrlaessiger-toetung-verurteilt-tesla-fahrer-kommt-mit-busse-davon-id15140089.html
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201714-Nov-17 UK Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 -
https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20034037/cyclist-killed-by-tesla-car-with-self-driving-features/
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201714-Nov-17 Australia Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5081395/Champion-poker-player-49-involved-fatal-crash.html
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201724-Sep-17 USA TN Tesla drives off road 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.wkrn.com/news/deadly-morning-on-middle-tennessee-roads-5-dead-in-3-crashes/1057466355
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=666&StateNum=47&CaseYear=2017
A Twitter search for "Cruzelite" and "Tesla" confirms Joel owned a Tesla. Joel also had a TMC account.
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201713-Aug-17 USA AZ Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - -
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/friends-remember-man-who-was-killed-in-a-motorcycle-crash-in-scottsdale
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=570&StateNum=4&CaseYear=2017
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201721-Jul-17 USA AZ
Wrong way driver strikes Tesla
1 - - 1 - - -
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-northeast-valley/scottsdale/wrong-way-driver-dead-in-l-101-crash-in-scottsdale
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=483&StateNum=4&CaseYear=2017
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201726-Jun-17 USA NM Tesla hits Toyota in Santa Fe 1 - - 1 - - -
http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/06/26/driver-dies-after-colliding-with-tesla/
No FARS report
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201725-Jun-17 USA CA Tesla strikes Camry 1 - - 1 - - -
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/1-Killed-in-Collision-on-Del-Dios-Hwy-in-Escondido-430915993.html
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1066&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2017
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201710-Jun-17 USA HI Unclear; see note at right 1 - - 1 - - S -
http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/waimanalo-man-killed-in-crash-on-pali-hwy/901491841
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=41&StateNum=15&CaseYear=2017
News report describes a speeding driver striking a Tesla; video footage and Copart photos of car show an unblemished Tesla missing a rear wheel, suggesting another of Tesla's characteristic "snap off" wheels
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201711-May-17 USA FL Tesla drifts into opposite lane 1 - - 1 - - -
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/just-tesla-driver-loses-license-after-wreck-that-killed-glades-man/VasZGNTvfuIscNJA1zRPNO/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1197&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2017
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201726-Apr-17 Norway Tesla drifts into opposite lane 1 - - 1 - - -
https://www.dt.no/nyheter/royken/ulykke/mann-i-50-arene-siktet-for-uaktsomt-drap-etter-dodsulykke/s/5-57-620919
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201713-Mar-17 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 -
http://thefoothillspaper.com/2017/03/16/traffic-fatality-on-wentworth/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1578&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2017
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201717-Jan-17 Germany Driver died in pileup 1 1 - - - 1 -
http://www.ln-online.de/Lokales/Stormarn/Massenkarambolage-Unfall-Tesla-wird-untersucht
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201620-Dec-16 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X -
https://jacobyandmeyers.com/james-scott-killed-palm-springs-pedestrian-crash-sunrise-way/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2962&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
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201623-Nov-16 USA IL
Driver dead in Winnebago County
1 1 - - - 1 S -
https://medium.com/@MidwesternHedgi/teslas-driver-fatality-rate-is-more-than-triple-that-of-luxury-cars-and-likely-even-higher-433670ddde17
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=964&StateNum=17&CaseYear=2016
In NHTSA-FARS database
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20163-Nov-16 USA IN Indianapolis fire 2 1 1 - - 2 -
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/03/2-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-near-downtown/93227456/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=673&StateNum=18&CaseYear=2016
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201610-Oct-16 USA NH Pileup 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://patch.com/new-hampshire/londonderry/one-killed-others-injured-5-vehicle-accident-i-93-nh
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=102&StateNum=33&CaseYear=2016
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20167-Oct-16 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - -
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pasadena-hit-and-run-20161007-snap-story.html
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20167-Sep-16 Holland Drove into wooded ravine 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.wanttoknow.nl/nieuws/teslaongeluk-baarn-tesla-waarschijnlijk-toch-schuldig/
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20161-Sep-16 USA FL Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - -
https://www.local10.com/news/fhp-identifies-motorcyclist-killed-on-i-95-crash
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1905&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016
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201615-Aug-16 USA CA Tesla rear ended 1 - 1 - - 1 S -
https://electrek.co/2016/08/15/rare-fatal-accident-tesla-model-s-rear-ended-large-suv/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1521&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
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201629-Jul-16 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 -
https://www.local10.com/traffic/police-investigate-womans-death-in-hit-and-run-near-miami-shores
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1615&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016
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201622-Jul-16 USA CA Passat strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S -
https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?view=article&id=12017:woman-in-fatal-baldwin-road-crash-identified&catid=864
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1448&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
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20168-Jun-16 USA HI
Nissan Altima wrong way into Tesla
1 - - 1 - - -
http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/maui-woman-killed-another-critically-injured-in-paia-crash/1025915044
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=41&StateNum=15&CaseYear=2016
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20167-May-16 USA OH AutoPilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 1
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/business/joshua-brown-technology-enthusiast-tested-the-limits-of-his-tesla.html
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=918&StateNum=12&CaseYear=2016
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201622-Apr-16 USA CA Pedestrian killed in pileup 1 - - - 1 1 S -
https://www.ocregister.com/2016/04/26/homeless-man-identified-as-pedestrian-killed-after-getting-hit-by-cars-in-huntington-beach/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2090&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2016
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20168-Apr-16 USA OH
Chevy Cobalt wrong way into Tesla
1 - - 1 - - -
http://www.nbc4i.com/local-news/serious-crash-shuts-down-part-of-i-270-in-west-columbus/1114360123
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=206&StateNum=39&CaseYear=2016
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201620-Jan-16 China AutoPilot into street sweeper 1 1 - - - 1 S 1
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/business/fatal-tesla-crash-in-china-involved-autopilot-government-tv-says.html
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201528-Dec-15 USA TX Tesla drives into pool 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.chron.com/houston/article/Man-dies-after-crashing-Tesla-into-Houston-6723626.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social
No FARS report
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201522-Dec-15 Canada Struck by dumptruck 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://electrek.co/2015/12/22/man-dies-tesla-model-s-crash-dump-truck-first-death/
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201518-Nov-15 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 -
https://patch.com/california/fremont/pedestrian-dies-injuries-following-wednesdays-crash-0
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2046&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2015
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201525-Jun-15 USA HI Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.dailynews.com/2015/06/25/malibu-tesla-crash-victim-is-tim-devine-woodland-hills-husband-father/
No FARS report Tim Devine
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201522-Jan-15 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 S -
https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/01/22/los-gatos-man-killed-in-solo-vehicle-crash/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=103&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2015
Peter Kleis
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201430-Dec-14 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 -
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3318773-181/pd-default-story-headline-xy?gallery=3314901
Louis Francis Thoelecke
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201414-Jul-14 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - -
http://injurylawcentral.com/blog/dwight-dene-palmer-killed-newport-beach-motorcycle-accident-car
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=1169&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014
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20144-Jul-14 USA CA Stolen Tesla, Joshua Slot 1 1 - - - 1 -
https://www.theverge.com/2014/7/10/5888463/car-thief-becomes-first-tesla-model-s-fatality
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2795&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014
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20144-Jul-14 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 3 - - 3 - - -
https://insideevs.com/3-dead-in-toyota-corolla-tesla-model-s-collision-video/
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2846&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2014
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20132-Nov-13 USA CA Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 -
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20140718/judge-sentences-man-for-fatal-tesla-vs-bike-collision-calls-driver-a-saint-victim-an-angel
No FARS report
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20132-Apr-13 USA CA Tesla drifts into opposite lane 2 - - 2 - - -
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/02/local/la-me-ln-laguna-beach-accident-20130402
https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/QueryTool/QuerySection/AccidentDisplayForm.aspx?ShowData=accform&CaseNum=2508&StateNum=6&CaseYear=2013
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