Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into patrol car in Washington state
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Nobody was hurt when a Tesla in autopilot mode crashed into a patrol car over the weekend in Western Washington.
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy was called to 103rd Ave NE on Saturday after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole.
Authorities said the deputy parked on the shoulder with his emergency lights flashing. About 30 seconds later, a Tesla in autopilot crashed into the patrol car.
There were no injuries, but the patrol car had significant damage.
“This is a great reminder that vehicles may have autopilot to assist, but it cannot be relied upon to get you safely from one destination to the next,” deputies wrote in a Facebook post about the incident.
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