On Wednesday, November 6, a Tesla electric car was damaged after it caught fire near Nashville.
The vehicle, a Tesla Model S, burst into flames after hitting a stray tow hitch lying along a highway in Smyrna, Tennessee. The driver of the Tesla was able to pull the car into the emergency lane. Fortunately the driver was not injured in the incident.
This Tesla car fire is not the first of its kind. A few other Tesla Model S vehicles have caught fire since October 1. Some people have cited the vehicles lithium-ion battery as the cause for the fires.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is currently investigating this most recent accident to determine if stringent safety actions need to be taken in the future.
Many drivers in the United States have experienced the stress of car accidents. If you have been in a car accident caused by defective manufacturing in the Nashville area, contact Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to find out how we can help you.