Tesla driver who crashed into a fire truck says she was on her phone before the collision

Tesla Autopilot Crash

As concerns surrounding Tesla's Autopilot feature continue to mount, however unfounded they may be, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is planning to investigate a crash involving a Tesla Model S that occurred last week in Utah. As a quick primer, a Model S with the Autopilot feature turned on slammed into the back of a firetruck while going 60 MPH. This, of course, marks the second time this year that a Tesla vehicle on Autopilot slammed into the back of a firetruck.

The good news is that the Model S driver suffered only minor injuries for such a harrowing incident, escaping with only a broken ankle. Indeed, the fact that the crash made national headlines at all seemed to really irk Tesla CEO Elon Musk who took to Twitter and said the following: "It’s super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the ~40,000 people who died in US auto accidents alone in past year get almost no coverage."

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