he fatal accident involving a Tesla vehicle in California is now being officially investigated in the US . This was announced by the National Transport Safety Administration on Tuesday. It was unclear whether the electric car had been controlled by its automatic control system at the time of the accident . Tesla pledged his full cooperation with the agency. The share of the company collapsed by around eight percent.
The accident happened last Friday. According to police, the Tesla Model X drove into a lane boundary. Subsequently, it was captured by a Mazda and then collided with an Audi . The driver of the car had died in the accident . In addition, the lithium batteries caught fire.
Misery on the stock market for Tesla
The downturn on the stock market is accompanied by a generally bad mood on the US stock market: The Dow Jones index of the standard stocks closed 1.4 percent lower at 23,857 points. The broader S & P 500 sank 1.7 percent to 2612 meters. The index of the technology exchange Nasdaq decreased by 2.9 percent to 7008 points.