The Tesla drone crashed into a truck at a red light

The Tesla drone crashed into a truck at a red light

Authorities said they have been in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about the crash, AP reported.

Police in Utah are investigating whether a fast-moving Tesla auto that rear-ended a fire truck on Friday was in autopilot mode.

Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment.

The NTSB is investigating, stating that while the agency doesn't traditionally involve itself with auto accidents, investigators want to know why the vehicle burned following impact.

Winkler said Saturday there's no indication the Tesla's driver was under the influence of any substance and it's not immediately known what he may have told investigators about the crash.

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"Tesla has not yet received any data from the auto and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged".

An investigation has been opened after a Tesla Model S, which can be driven autonomously, crashed into the back of a fire truck in Utah.

South Jordan police are continuing to investigate the incident but say they likely won't have more information on the crash until next week. The roads were wet in a light rain.

The NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are also examining a fiery crash last week involving a Tesla Model S that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale.

In a conference call earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk slammed journalists for reporting on the dangers of autonomous vehicles.

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