Monday November 07, 2016

Tesla Model S Batteries Violently Explode In Fatal Crash

While vehicle fires are not uncommon when it comes to high-speed wrecks like this, dealing with battery fires is something new for firefighters and rescue crews.

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A Tesla Model S crashed into a tree in downtown Indianapolis early this morning, killing both of its passengers and bursting into flames, WTHR reports. The crash sent battery cells "firing off almost like projectiles around the rescuers," the Indianapolis Fire Department told the news site. You can see it yourself in a shocking video of the crash scene.

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