Tesla vehicle crashes into steamed bun store in yet another accident
Tesla vehicles have been in the news for accidents in China recently, amid unresolved complaints from a female owner about faulty brakes.
Mydrivers.com reported Tuesday that a Tesla crashed into a steamed bun store down the street in eastern China's Jiangsu province, causing severe damage to the premises.
The Babi Steamed Bun Store is located on Chaoyang Road in Taicang, Suzhou. Pictures show the vehicle completely rammed into the store, with smashed items scattered on the ground.
Local firefighters responded to the accident at the scene, and a video shows a group of people pulling the vehicle involved in the accident outside the store.
The accident left three people injured, who were taken to hospital for treatment, all with non-life-threatening injuries, local police said in a statement.
The 59-year-old female driver is cooperating with police in their investigation, which initially ruled out drunk driving as well as driving under the influence of drugs, the statement said.
Just two days earlier, a Tesla Model 3 knocked down an electric scooter in Xiamen, Fujian Province on April 25, injuring four people.
Later that day, Tesla said on Weibo that according to data on the vehicle and surveillance video from the scene, the vehicle did not have a brake system failure prior to the accident.
During the Shanghai auto show, a Tesla user stood on top of the car to protest the brake failure. The company's tough response brought it criticism on the Chinese Internet before it apologized.