Tesla Blames Driver in Fatal Crash as Victim’s Family Lawyers Up

April 11, 2018, 8:35 PM

Tesla Inc. again placed blame for a fatal crash involving a Model X last month on the driver, hours after the man’s family hired a firm to explore legal options.

The March 23 death of Walter Huang happened on a clear day, with several hundred feet of visibility ahead, the electric-car maker said in an emailed statement. Tesla had already said Huang, 38, didn’t have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before his vehicle collided with a highway barrier in Mountain View, California, and caught fire.

“The only way for this accident to have occurred is if ...

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