Tesla Model 3 loses control, kills man at bus shelter

Occurred: September 2020

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A Tesla Model 3 span out of control on a wet road and collided with a bus shelter, killing Bernard A. Jones, who was sitting in the shelter. The shelter was destroyed.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, investigators did not say whether Hill was manually driving the Tesla or whether the car's Autopilot advanced driver assistance system was engaged.

37 year-old Demarco M. Hill was found to have been driving at 77 mph in a 45 mph zone, and was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

Operator: Demarco M. Hill
Developer: Tesla
Country: USA
Sector: Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Governance; Black box