WA Tesla Kills One in “Veered” Crash

Not much detail yet to explain why yet another Tesla suddenly left the road at full speed into a tree.

A 50-year-old Belfair resident was killed Wednesday night in a single-car crash along Highway 106 on the south shore of Hood Canal.

Letricia E. Macomber was driving a red Tesla west on the highway at 7:30 p.m., about two miles south of the junction with Highway 3 in Belfair and before Sunset Beach, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car left the highway to the right, or the water side, coming to rest in a ditch after hitting multiple trees and a power box, WSP said in an incident report.

She suddenly lost control at the 17900 block of State Route 106?

This comes just days after another unexplained sudden “veered” Tesla crash in California.

A Tesla veered off Interstate 5 and took out a fence, a pole and a light standard before landing near The Old Road at Pinta Lane on Sunday morning in Castaic, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was believed to be traveling northbound on I-5 before the crash and landed on the embankment at the lower crossover at The Old Road and Lake Hughes Road, said Officer Elizabeth Kravig, a spokeswoman with the CHP.

Source: The Signal

Tesla EU Sales Crash After CEO Tells Investors to Expect Better

Bloomburg jumps right to the point with a new article today called “Tesla’s Sales in Europe Fall to a 15-Month Low”

The carmaker registered just 13,951 vehicles in April, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said Wednesday, down 2.3% from a year ago and its worst tally since January 2023. Tesla’s result was an exception in an otherwise encouraging month for battery-electric vehicle sales, which rose 14% industrywide.

…Musk told investors on April 23 that the company expected to bounce back from several issues that affected production in the first quarter, including Red Sea shipping disruptions and the suspected arson of power lines near its German sport utility vehicle plant.

“We think Q2 will be a lot better,” Musk said during Tesla’s first-quarter earnings call.

…in Germany — Europe’s biggest car market — Tesla underperformed peers last month. Overall EV registrations were broadly flat, whereas Tesla’s sales plunged 32%.

In the UK, Tesla registrations fell 25% in April and have slumped 14% in the first four months of the year.

Q2 is looking a lot worse. BEV sales are up, Tesla is way down. What’s the excuse now?

Axios reports that only VW ranks lower than Tesla in reputation.

Dozens Hospitalized, One Dead: Unbelted Flight Passengers Hit Severe Turbulence

Apparently there was no warning before an international flight at cruising altitude violently threw its passengers into the ceiling.

“Very suddenly there was a very dramatic drop, so everyone seated and not wearing a seatbelt was launched immediately into the ceiling,” 28-year-old student Dzafran Azmir told Reuters.

“I saw people from across the aisle just going completely horizontal, hitting the ceiling and landing back down in really awkward positions. People getting massive gashes in the head concussions.”

Mr Azmir added that people’s heads had slammed into the overhead panels above the seats and “pushed through” some of the panels.

After an emergency landing nearly 90 people (out of 140) were receiving medical treatment for injuries, including six crew.

NJ Tesla Fails to Stop at Intersection, Crashes Into Home

From the map, it looks like this Tesla drove into a T-intersection and didn’t navigate the turn properly (from right to left in the below photo), and instead crashed into the front of a house.

Source: Google Maps

Video footage shows the car basically destroyed and a massive emergency team on-site.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A Tesla Crashed up against a house at 1518 Central Avenue causing the road to be shut while emergency responders extricated the victims from the vehicle. At least one of the victims was transported by EMS to an area hospital.