The U.S. auto safety agency said Monday it will collect information about an accident in which a Tesla a vehicle crashed into a trailer in New Jersey.
The 44-year-old Tesla driver said he had control of cruise ships “when he momentarily lost his focus on the road” and drove his car under the trailer Monday morning, according to a statement from the municipality’s police department. of South Brunswick. .
“The impact was so severe that it shattered the roof on the side of the passenger vehicle.”
The Tesla was destroyed in the crash, but the driver received minor injuries.
“NHTSA is aware of the Tesla crash on March 29 in New Jersey. We have contacted Tesla and local law enforcement regarding this accident and will act accordingly when we have more information, “a representative of the National Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement to Reuters. road.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
The NHTSA said earlier this month that it had opened 27 investigations into Tesla vehicle accidents, 23 of which remain active and that at least three of the accidents occurred in recent weeks.