The driver of a Tesla brand taxi, at the origin of an accident which left one dead and 20 injured in Paris this weekend has been released and placed under judicial supervision, according to information from franceinfo this Tuesday.
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The taxi driver at the origin of the accident which left one dead and 20 injured on Saturday 11 December in the 13th arrondissement of Paris was indicted on charges of “homicide and unintentional injuries by the driver of a land vehicle motor, “Franceinfo learned Wednesday, December 15 from a judicial source, confirming information from the Parisian.
He was released and placed under judicial supervision. His lawyer, Me Sarah Saldmann, told franceinfo that he is a man in his fifties, a taxi driver for about thirty years. On the evening of the accident, he was not on duty. In his car, bought new three months ago and which had never been a problem according to Me Saldmann, were his wife and children.
“He is very shocked by this accident. He told me that he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle raced and the brake pedal was unresponsive. And, at the same time, on Tesla cars, there is no has no handbrake “, details Sarah Saldmann.
For his part, the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, assured “only at this stage”, there is no element that would support the thesis of a technical problem. An argument that the lawyer refutes. “Tesla says that, except the car is under seal, so I don’t know how they went about doing this expertise. I think Tesla is trying to pay attention to its image, which is maybe a little bit messed up, because G7 asked Tesla drivers to stop driving with it. “
The investigation is continuing. And Me Sarah Saldmann says “rely on the expertise of the vehicle to determine responsibility. Knowing that in Tesla, there is a USB key that records, and the registration is also put under seal.”