January 22, 2018 in Culver City: A Tesla Model S hit the back of a fire truck parked at an accident in Culver City around 8:30 am on Interstate 405 using the cars Autopilot system. Tesla was traveling 65 mph and sustained’significant damage’. The firetruck was removed from service to do bodywork.
May 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach: Authorities said a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked police cruiser in Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jim Cota states that the officer was not riding in the car at the time. He stated that the Tesla driver was only slightly injured.
It ended up on the sidewalk with two of its passenger-side wheels.
December 7, 2019 at Norwalk CTUnmarked police car was hit by an 2018 Tesla Model 3 while traveling on Interstate 95 in Norwalk Connecticut.
Cloverdale (IN) – December 29, 2019.On Interstate 70, Cloverdale in Indiana, a 2019 Tesla hit the back end of an abandoned firetruck.
Derrick Monet (the Tesla driver) and Jenna Monet (his wife), sustained serious injuries. They were both taken to the hospital immediately for medical attention. Jenna ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
June 30, 2020 at West Bridgewater MAThe Tesla driver from Weston, Massachusetts hit the Massachusetts State Police Cruiser in West Bridgewater’s left lane. An on-scene trooper reported that Nicholas Ciarlone (the driver) was charged with negligent driving and was scheduled for arraignment in September 2020.
July 15, 2020, Conchise County. AZ A Tesla Model S hit an Arizona Department of Public Safety patrol car, resulting in the patrol car rear-ending an ambulance that was on the scene of an earlier car accident. Although no one sustained serious injuries, the Tesla driver was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.
August 26, 2020 Charlotte, NCTesla driver who was enjoying a movie collided with a deputy Nash County Sherriff’s Office vehicle in Charlotte. It happened on US 64 West.
Devainder Goli of Raleigh was arrested for violating move-over laws and watching TV while operating a vehicle.
February 27, 2021, Montgomery County TexasDuring a Montgomery County stop, a Tesla driver ran into a troop cruiser. The accident occurred at 1:15 AM on Eastex Freeway, near East River Road. Five deputy constables sustained injuries.
Although the Tesla driver did not sustain any injuries, he was arrested on suspicion of DWI.
March 17th, 2021 in Lansing (MI) A Tesla on autopilot crashed into a Michigan State Police car. At around 1:02am, Lansing Post Troopers were looking into a collision between a car on autopilot and a Deer.
As the police investigated the collision, the Tesla driver on autopilot hit the patrol vehicle, which was equipped with its emergency lights.
At the time, neither the Tesla’s driver (a Lansing man aged 22) nor troopers sustained injuries. Unidentified police officer issued a citation to the man for failing in his duty and driving without a license suspension.
April 15, 2021, Arlington, WAArlington Police Department reported that a Tesla driven by an Arlington resident struck a vehicle that caused’significant damage.
No injuries were reported.
April 19, 2021After a Tesla struck a parked Miami-Dade County Department Transportation Road Ranger truck, three people were taken to the hospital. This was in response to debris from an earlier collision.
The driver of the Tesla was transported to a nearby hospital with with severe, albeit non-life-threatening, injuries.