Tesla Deaths

Tesla Deaths is a record of Tesla accidents that involved a driver, occupant, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian death, whether or not the Tesla or its driver were at fault

Tesla Deaths

We provide an updated record of Tesla fatalities and Tesla accident deaths that have been reported and as much related crash data as possible (e.g. location of crash, names of deceased, etc.). This sheet also tallies each claimed and confirmed Tesla autopilot crash, i.e. every instance of when Autopilot was activated during a Tesla crash that resulted in death. Read our other sheets for additional data and analysis on tesla crash crash per vehicle miles traveled, links and analysis comparing Musk's safety claims, and more.

Tesla Deaths Total as of : 320 | Tesla Autopilot Deaths Count: 15 | Other Totals

Latest update: Added many reports of Tesla car crashes involving fatalities.


We have received requests to collect data to compare the number of Tesla-related fatalities to the collective number of deaths involving other manufacturers' electric vehicles, e.g. Audi with its eTron, VW with ID4, etc. To help with our research, we encourage visitors to please submit any news articles, official statements, or verifiable accounts of non-Tesla electric vehicle deaths by using the Contact Us forms. Thank you.

Case # Year   Date Country State Description Deaths Tesla driver Tesla occupant Other vehicle Cyclists/ Peds TSLA+cycl / peds Model AutoPilot claimed Verified Tesla Autopilot Death Verified Tesla Autopilot Death + Death Reported to NHTSA SGO Source Note Deceased 1
Deceased 2
Deceased 3
Deceased 4
268 2022   9/18/2022 USA MD Multi-car accident 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220919011338/https://www.wmar2news.com/ne...          
267 2022   9/18/2022 USA SC Tesla crashes into tree, ignites 2 1 1     2 - - - - https://archive.ph/eVnc8          
266 2022   9/13/2022 USA CA Tesla runs off highway 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN93IXNTBtk          
265 2022   9/7/2022 USA CA Motorcycle collides with Tesla 1 1 - - - - - - - - https://archive.ph/qp3oz          
264 2022   8/30/2022 Canada - Tesla jumps curb, hits pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220830213918/https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/...          
263 2022   8/30/2022 USA CA Tesla hits pole and house 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220909100041/https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/...          
262 2022   8/26/2022 USA FL Tesla hits motorcycle 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220826192806/https://bocanewsnow.com/2022/...   Ingrid Noon      
261 2022   8/24/2022 USA MA Motorcyclist hits Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://archive.ph/LIuuq          
260 2022   8/21/2022 UK - Car drives thru garage, hits Tesla, lands on railroad tracks 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220822181849/https://www.telegraph...          
259 2022   8/20/2022 USA FL Pedestrian hit in road 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220820202436/https://www.clickorlando.com/tra...          
258 2022   8/20/2022 USA FL Tesla swerves, runs off roadway, overturns 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220822002546/https://www.wflx.com/2022/08/21...   Guy Ludgy Barbancourt      
257 2022   8/16/2022 Germany - Tesla car crashes into tree, burns 3 - - - - 3 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220820195541/https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten...          
256 2022   8/14/2022 Finland - Unlicensed driver hits pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220820195407/https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-1257678...          
255 2022   8/14/2022 USA CA Tesla veers into oncoming traffic 4 1 3 - - 4 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220820182847/https://www.ksbw.com/article/hol...          
254 2022   8/2/2022 USA FL Man in wheelchair hit crossing road 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110831/https://www.wfla.com/news/man-in...          
253 2022   7/27/2022 USA ME Tesla crashes at high speed 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://www.boothbayregister.com...   James Pener      
252 2022   7/27/2022 Canada - Tesla hits cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220815224835/https://viewpointvancouver.ca/20...   Sarah Lutgens      
251 2022   7/24/2022 USA UT Tesla hits motorcycle 1 - - 1 - - 3 1 - 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://www.ksl.com/article/5044...   Landon Embry      
250 2022   7/16/2022 USA PA Tesla goes airborne and crashes 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/...   Douglas David Rockacy      
249 2022   7/12/2022 China - Out of control Tesla hits pedestrians 2 - - - 2 2 Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110831/https://whatchinareads.com/artic...          
248 2022   7/8/2022 USA HA Motorcycle crashes into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110831/https://www.staradvertiser.com/2...   Jeremy Caballero      
247 2022   7/8/2022 USA CA 3-car accident involving Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110916/https://fox5sandiego.com/traffic...          
246 2022   7/7/2022 USA CA Motorcycle hit by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - Y 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/...   Marvin Walker      
245 2022   7/6/2022 USA FL Tesla hits parked tractor-trailer 2 1 1 - - 2 - 2 - 2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111255/https://mycbs4.com/news...          
244 2022   7/5/2022 USA GA Tesla strikes pole, burns 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111312/https://www.11alive.com/article/...          
243 2022   6/26/2022 USA CA Tesla drives into opposite lane 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110848/https://www.sacramentoinjuryatto...   Mike Vargas Sr.      
242 2022   6/20/2022 Canada - Tesla runs into overpass 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/high...          
241 2022   6/20/2022 USA PA Tesla hit and run 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110832/https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/...          
240 2022   6/20/2022 USA AL Tesla crashes into car 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110831/https://www.wkrg.com/mobile-coun...   Kaleb D. Dawson      
239 2022   6/17/2022 USA CA Head-on collision 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817110830/https://www.kget.com/news/crime-...   James Clinton Davies Alex Francisco Cuesta    
238 2022   6/14/2022 USA CA Tesla moves into opposite lane and head-on crashes 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111253/https://www.turnto23.com/news/lo...   Peggy K. Agaplou      
237 2022   6/13/2022 USA CA Two-car collision 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111306/https://www.latimes.com/socal/da...          
236 2022   6/7/2022 USA CA DUI crash 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111343/https://www.sandiegouniontribune...          
235 2022   6/3/2022 USA NV Motorcycle crashes into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111252/https://www.reviewjournal.com/lo...          
234 2022   5/28/2022 USA CA Speeding tesla crashes into tree 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111345/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/...          
233 2022   5/28/2022 USA OR Tesla loses control and crashes into car 2 1 - 1 - 1 Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220531173206/https://www.koin.com/news/crashe...   Fredrick Scheffler II Kyle Rieger    
232 2022   5/28/2022 USA NY Tesla DUI crash 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111305/https://www.timesunion.com/news/...   Katryn R. Fisher      
231 2022   5/25/2022 USA OR Tesla crashes into pole 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111704/https://katu.com/news/local/pass...   Koelby Edlund      
230 2022   5/23/2022 USA AZ Tesla driver hit in multicar accident 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111344/https://ktar.com/story/5071099/c...          
229 2022   5/21/2022 China - Tesla hits pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111359/https://transitjam.com/2022/05/2...   Ms. Au      
228 2022   5/19/2022 USA NJ Multiple car crash on highway 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111343/https://www.rlsmedia.com/article...   David M. Baum      
227 2022   5/19/2022 USA NJ Tesla hits trees, ignites 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111406/https://www.nj.com/cumberland/20...   Daniel Sincavage      
226 2022   5/18/2022 USA CA Tesla hits pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 1 - 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111726/https://www.facebook.com/CHPCAPI...          
225 2022   5/16/2022 USA CO Fiery crash 1 1       1 3 1 - 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220815212600/https://api.nhtsa.gov/complaints...          
224 2022   5/12/2022 Australia - Tesla hit pedestrian who dies 5 days later from injuries 1 - - - 1 1 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112042/https://thewest.com.au/news/fata...          
223 2022   5/11/2022 USA CA Tesla smashes into construction equipment 3 1 2 - - 3 S 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111727/https://www.pressdemocrat.com/ar...  
Wayne Walter Swanson Jr.
Crystal McCallum
Andrew James Chaves
 
222 2022   5/7/2022 USA UT Tesla DUI involving another vehicle 2 - - 2 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111705/https://www.abc4.com/news/local-...   Joseph Lucero Sarina Astorga    
221 2022   5/1/2022 USA PA Tesla DUI hits pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112847/https://twitter.com/KeeleyFox29/...          
220 2022   4/29/2022 USA NC Highway accident, Tesla goes airborne 1 1 - - - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111656/https://www.cbs17.com/news/local...          
219 2022   4/14/2022 USA FL Crash with motorcycle 1     1     Y 1   1          
218 2022   4/10/2022 UK - Two car accident 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111707/https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/t...          
217 2022   4/8/2022
Netherlands
- Head-on collision with truck and Tesla 1 - - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111705/https://myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl/co...          
216 2022   3/26/2022 USA CA DUI crash on highway, Tesla catches fire 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111737/https://www.eastbaytimes.com/202...          
215 2022   3/21/2022 USA CA Three car collision involving Tesla 2 - - 2 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817111732/https://kion546.com/news/2022/03...          
214 2022   3/20/2022 USA CA Car crosses double yellow and crashes with a Tesla 2 1 - 1 - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112043/https://sfist.com/2022/03/23/dri...   Ruiju Ma Madyson James    
213 2022   3/14/2022 USA FL Tesla crash that ends in fire 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113049/https://wsvn.com/news/local/driv...          
212 2022   3/14/2022 USA CA Tesla collides into rail on highway 2 1 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112546/https://www.dailybulletin.com/20...   Jose Elizarraraz Bravo Luis Elizarraraz Bravo    
211 2022   3/13/2022 Switzerland - Frontal collision between Tesla and VW 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114126/https://www.20min.ch/story/schwe...          
210 2022   3/12/2022 USA NY Tesla ignites on parkway 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113049/https://patch.com/new-york/newci...          
209 2022   3/7/2022 USA CA Car found overturned in a ravine 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112128/https://www.ktvu.com/news/myster...   Christopher Liang      
208 2022   3/7/2022 China -
Tesla on Autopilot hits maintenance car, then BMW hits responder
1 - - - 1 1 - 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113258/https://autos.udn.com/autos/stor...   Yu Nan      
207 2022   3/5/2022 USA CA Tesla crashes head on with other car 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112211/https://kion546.com/news/2022/03...          
206 2022   2/28/2022 USA ID Car found in water-swollen ditch 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112548/https://www.wthr.com/article/new...          
205 2022   2/27/2022 USA MO Tesla breaksdown in traffic and causes pile-up 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113101/https://www.autoevolution.com/ne...   Terry L. Siegel      
204 2022   2/12/2022 USA CA Tesla crashes into a tree 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113108/https://abc7.com/woodland-hills-...          
203 2022   2/7/2022 USA FL Tesla loses control, hits pole, ignites 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112853/https://www.wfla.com/news/traffi...          
202 2022   1/16/2022 USA CA Three-car collision near intersection 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112615/https://gum.criteo.com/syncframe...          
201 2022   1/1/2022 USA CA Single-collision on onramp 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112847/https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-a...          
200 2022   1/1/2022 USA CA Motorcyclist crashes into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220102071418/https://www.vvng.com/sb-i-15-shu...          
199 2021   12/31/2021 USA CA Tesla crashes into trees 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113053/https://news24-680.com/2021/12/3...          
198 2021   12/28/2021 USA CA Multi-crash involving DUI 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817112848/https://kesq.com/news/2021/12/28...          
197 2021   12/24/2021 China - Tesla loses control and drives into river 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113109/https://www.breakinglatest.news/...          
196 2021   12/18/2021 USA CA Multi-car accident 1 - - 1 - - Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113258/https://www.mercurynews.com/2021...   Mitchell Moreno Jr.      
195 2021   12/11/2021 France - Crash in public area including 20 injuries 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113015/https://www.bbc.com/news/world-e...          
194 2021   12/7/2021 Germany - Tesla crashes into trees, flames erupt 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113406/https://www.bz-berlin.de/branden...   Armin W.      
193 2021   12/7/2021 USA AZ Vehicular collision 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113015/https://www.12news.com/article/n...          
192 2021   12/2/2021 China - Motorbiker killed by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113111/https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-k...          
191 2021   12/1/2021 USA CA Collision with pole, battery ignited 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113330/https://www.cbsnews.com/losangel...          
190 2021   11/29/2021 USA CA DUI crash with parked car 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113102/https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfranc...          
189 2021   11/15/2021 USA CA Pedestrian hit at crosswalk 1 - - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113112/https://fox5sandiego.com/traffic...          
188 2021   11/8/2021 USA OH Tesla hits fixture, catches fire 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113349/https://www.fox19.com/2021/11/08...          
187 2021   11/8/2021 USA AZ Three car collision 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113111/https://www.12news.com/article/n...          
186 2021   11/6/2021 USA NV DUI crash 1 - 1 - - 1 Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113120/https://www.8newsnow.com/news/lo...          
185 2021   11/4/2021 USA FL Tesla hits bicyclist before crashing 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113537/https://www.wtsp.com/amp/article...          
184 2021   10/28/2021 USA GA Multi-collision event on highway 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113351/https://news.yahoo.com/state-pat...          
183 2021   10/15/2021 USA AZ Toyota hits Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113331/https://gcmaz.com/kaff-news/kaff...          
182 2021   9/17/2021 USA IA Three-way car collision 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113541/https://www.kcrg.com/2021/09/15/...          
181 2021   9/13/2021 USA FL Tesla hits tree and ignites on fire 2 1 1 - - 2 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113350/https://www.local10.com/news/loc...          
180 2021   9/4/2021 USA FL Tesla runs stop sign, crashes into house 2 - 1 - 1 2 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113541/https://www.wfla.com/news/pinell...          
179 2021   9/4/2021 China - Tesla hit pedestrian crossing road 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113300/https://twitter.com/ton_aarts/st...          
178 2021   8/29/2021 USA NY Car hits utility pole, ignites 2 1 1 - - 2 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113701/https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/... Contacted by close friend who disclosed the car was a Tesla. Awaiting further confirmation. Kyle Germann Robert G. Bailly    
177 2021   8/26/2021
Netherlands
- Tesla hits tree 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113345/https://www.msn.com/nl-nl/nieuws...          
176 2021   8/25/2021 USA AZ Tesla runs a red light and hits another car 3 - - 3 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113431/https://www.abc15.com/news/regio...   Ariyanna Parsad Jazmine Marquez Kiyvon Martin  
175 2021   8/17/2021 USA PA Tesla crashes into guardrail 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113743/https://www.ncnewsonline.com/new...          
174 2021   7/26/2021 USA NY Pedestrian hit on shoulder 1 - - - 1 1 - 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113540/https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/...   Jean Louis      
173 2021   7/26/2021
Netherlands
- Four vehicle collision, Tesla catches fire 1       -   - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113556/https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/...          
172 2021   7/23/2021 USA GA Tesla Driver loses control and hits median barrier 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113558/https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic...          
171 2021   7/21/2021 USA GA Tesla driver hits man on shoulder of highway 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113830/https://www.yahoo.com/entertainm...          
170 2021   7/7/2021 USA CA Other driver dies in head-on collision 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113830/https://www.pe.com/2021/07/07/mo...          
169 2021   6/29/2021 USA CA Car crashes into Tesla, fire breaks out 2 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113844/https://www.latimes.com/californ...          
168 2021   6/19/2021 USA MI Tesla hits power pole, runs off road, and ignites 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113530/https://www.uppermichiganssource...          
167 2021   6/16/2021 Denmark - Driver loses control of car, crashes into tree 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113750/https://www.berlingske.dk/samfun...          
166 2021   6/16/2021 USA FL Tesla crashes, driver later dies in hospital 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113715/https://www.google.com/url?q=htt...          
165 2021   6/11/2021 USA NY Driver crashes into senior living facility 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113704/https://www.nydailynews.com/new-...          
164 2021   6/11/2021 USA WA Tesla crashes through backyard fence 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113841/https://www.krem.com/article/new...          
163 2021   6/1/2021 USA WA Tesla hits concrete barrier, later catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113728/https://account.bellinghamherald...   Samuel James Morson      
162 2021   5/26/2021 USA VA Tesla involved in multi-car highway accident 4 - - 4 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114521/https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-...          
161 2021   5/15/2021 China - Tesla hits police officers and kills one 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113856/https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/...          
160 2021   5/7/2021 China - Tesla runs into back of truck 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817113834/https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/...          
159 2021   5/5/2021 USA CA Multi-event collision with truck on highway 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114117/https://apnews.com/article/calif...          
158 2021   4/17/2021 China - Tesla hits concrete barrier and spontaneously combusts 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114130/https://finance.sina.cn/tech/202...          
157 2021   4/17/2021 USA TX Tesla crashes into tree, bursts into fire 2     - - 2 S 2 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114126/https://www.foxbusiness.com/life...   William Varner Everette Talbot    
156 2021   4/16/2021 France - Tesla crashes into tree with 5 occupants 2     - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114707/https://www.leprogres.fr/faits-d...          
155 2021   4/14/2021 USA TX Head-on collision involving a Tesla 1 1       1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114138/https://www.statesman.com/story/...          
154 2021   4/13/2021 Germany - Tesla goes off road, hits a tree, and bursts into flames 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114406/https://www.focus.de/regional/me...          
153 2021   4/3/2021 USA PA Tesla loses control, hits railing and cut in half 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114406/https://www.citizensvoice.com/ne...   Crystal Stash Henry H. Abrahams    
152 2021   4/1/2021 China - Driver hit traffic island, Tesla catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114404/https://taiwanenglishnews.com/te...          
151 2021   3/21/2021 UK - Pedestrian hit in collision, later dies in hospital weeks later 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114408/https://www.gloucestershirelive....          
150 2021   3/20/2021 Belgium - Driver runs over curb, loses control and hit pole 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114432/https://myprivacy.dpgmedia.be/co...          
149 2021   3/13/2021 UK - Tesla crashes into stationary van 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114704/https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk...          
148 2021   3/10/2021 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree, occupants killed 2 1 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114454/https://www.ocregister.com/2021/...          
147 2021   3/7/2021 USA OH 3 car collision near intersection 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114437/https://www.tribtoday.com/news/l...          
146 2021   2/22/2021 USA CA High speed crash into telephone poll 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114705/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...          
145 2021   1/22/2021 USA AZ Tesla crashes into tree, occupants killed 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114533/https://www.azcentral.com/story/...          
144 2021   1/21/2021 USA CO Tesla hits car and car crashes, driver later dies 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114531/https://www.kktv.com/2021/01/20/...          
143 2021   1/15/2021 USA FL Head-on collision involving a Tesla, other driver dies 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114531/https://www.actionnewsjax.com/ne...          
142 2021   1/10/2021 USA UT Car collides with Tesla, both drivers die 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114711/https://www.deseret.com/utah/202...          
141 2020   12/18/2020 Portugal - Tesla driver crashes into pole and dies in resulting fire 1 1   - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114702/https://www.jn.pt/local/noticias...          
140 2020   12/11/2020 USA FL Pedestrians hit and run by Tesla, one died from injuries 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115009/https://nbc-2.com/news/local/202...          
139 2020   12/10/2020
South Korea
- Car went out of control and crashed into a wall 1 - 1 - - 1 X 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114815/https://lawtalknews.co.kr/3072...   Yoon Hong-geun      
138 2020   12/4/2020 USA CA Car loses control, goes airborne, hits telephone pole 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114701/https://www.fox13news.com/news/c...   Kevin Gallardo      
137 2020   11/16/2020 USA MO Five-vehicle pileup involving truck 1 - - 1 - - Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114710/https://ksisradio.com/kc-woman-f...          
136 2020   10/31/2020 USA CA Car hit by a Tesla, driver later died from injuries 1 - - 1 - - Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114721/https://www.10news.com/news/loca...          
135 2020   10/10/2020 USA CA Motorcyclist died after rear-ending a Tesla 1 - - 1 - - Y - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114813/https://mynewsla.com/life/2020/1...   Matthew Hathaway      
134 2020   10/7/2020 Belgium - Driver going wrong direction hits Tesla, driver later dies 1 - - 1 - - 3   - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114834/https://www.sudinfo.be/id263566/...          
133 2020   9/17/2020 USA GA Tesla loses control and crashes into bus shelter, kills man inside 1 - - - 1 1 3 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115235/https://www.ajc.com/news/1-dead-...          
132 2020   9/12/2020 USA CA Car lands on Tesla, other vehicle driver dies 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114837/https://fox5sandiego.com/news/lo...          
131 2020   9/6/2020 USA IL Tesla runs thru red light, crashes, driver dies at scene 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114809/https://www.dailyherald.com/news...          
130 2020   9/5/2020 China - Tesla crashes into crowd, 2 dead and several injured 2 - - - 2 2 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115028/https://www.globaltimes.cn/conte...          
129 2020   8/24/2020 USA VA Two car collision at intersection, other driver dies afterwards 1 - - 1 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220815212556/https://www.loudountimes.com/new...          
128 2020   8/13/2020 Germany - Tesla crashes into tree 1 1 - - - 1 X 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115107/https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/poli...          
127 2020   8/12/2020 USA CA Tesla hits two cars along exit ramp & catches fire 2 1 1 - - 1 - 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114835/https://www.mercurynews.com/2020...   David Alan Brown      
126 2020   8/2/2020 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree, ignites, kills driver and passenger 2 1 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817114837/https://www.vcstar.com/story/new...          
125 2020   7/18/2020 USA UT Tesla races other car, other car crashes 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20201004080801/sanpetemessenger.com/archives/18...          
124 2020   6/23/2020 USA GA Vehicle collides with Tesla at intersection 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115224/https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--...          
123 2020   6/21/2020 Germany - Tesla veers into other lane, crashes into oncoming car 3 - - 3 - - 3 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115020/https://www.freiepresse.de/drei-...   Claudia Günther Frau Sarah
Claudias Mutter Sylvia
 
122 2020   6/17/2020 Canada - Motorcyclist killed in crash with Tesla 1 - - 1 - - -   - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115236/https://www.northdeltareporter.c...          
121 2020   6/8/2020
Netherlands
- Driver has heart attack and crashes Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115242/https://112hm.nl/2020/06/08/auto...          
120 2020   5/25/2020 USA CA Tesla goes off cliff and later found 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115234/https://www.sfgate.com/news/baya...          
119 2020   5/14/2020 USA CA Two-car collision 1 - - 1 - - 3 - 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20210117060156/https://www.newsopi.com/2020/05/...   Gary Marchi      
118 2020   5/5/2020 USA CA Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115315/https://www.sfgate.com/news/baya...          
117 2020   5/4/2020 Norway - Tesla strikes and kills a man standing next to his truck 1 - - 1 - - S 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115315/https://www.motor.no/autopilot-n...          
116 2020   4/24/2020
Netherlands
- Tesla runs off road, crashes, catches fire 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115250/https://www.gld.nl/nieuws/244669...          
115 2020   4/3/2020 Taiwan - Tesla rolls over and catches on fire 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115238/https://www.ddcar.com.tw/blogs/a...          
114 2020   4/1/2020 USA OH Tesla drive off road into tree 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115248/https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local...          
113 2020   3/8/2020 USA GA Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115513/https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--...   Zachary Stringer      
112 2020   3/4/2020
Netherlands
- Three car collision 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20211224225452/https://112vechtdal.nl/page/Nieu...          
111 2020   2/24/2020 Canada - Tesla drives off cliff 3 1 2 - - 3 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20211224225454/https://vancouversun.com/news/lo...   Mike Cochlin Liam Cochlin Quinn Cochlin  
110 2020   2/24/2020 USA CA Driver dies as Tesla goes down embankment 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115525/https://www.marinij.com/2020/02/...   Norma Jean Nixon      
109 2020   1/31/2020 USA FL Nissan in front of Tesla loses control 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120039/https://www.winknews.com/2020/01...   Arthur Henry Oliver      
108 2020   1/26/2020 USA NJ Tesla crashes into car at toll booth 1 - - 1 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120052/https://www.plainsite.org/docket...   Vladmir Chen      
107 2020   1/21/2020 Germany - Sudden unintended acceleration kills store patron 1 - - - 1 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115515/https://www.ln-online.de/der-nor...          
106 2020   1/19/2020 Taiwan - Tesla t-bones sedan, kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115320/https://tw.appledaily.com/local/...   Zhang      
105 2020   1/18/2020 USA CA Tesla strikes sign, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115312/https://abc7news.com/tesla-crash...          
104 2020   1/5/2020 USA UT Tesla runs red, strikes car, burns 2 - - 2 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115312/https://www.deseret.com/utah/202...   Sarina Astorga      
103 2020   1/4/2020 USA FL Tesla strikes Mercury 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115514/https://www.news-press.com/story...   Augustina Lillie      
102 2019   12/29/2019 USA CA Tesla runs red light after exiting freeway 2 - - 2 - - S 2 2 2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115512/https://www.latimes.com/business...          
101 2019   12/29/2019 USA IN Tesla rear ends parked fire truck 1 - 1 - - 1 3 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115512/https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/inv...   Jenna Monet      
100 2019   12/23/2019 Slovenia - Drunk driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115516/https://www.vecer.com/kronika/za...          
99 2019   12/19/2019 USA FL Police SUV strikes Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115513/https://www.wtsp.com/article/new...   Charles Barancik      
98 2019   12/11/2019 USA CA Tesla strikes turning Lexus 1 - - 1 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115545/https://www.10news.com/news/loca...          
97 2019   12/10/2019 USA NV Kia rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115522/https://www.8newsnow.com/news/lo...          
96 2019   12/1/2019 USA TX Struck Ford veers into Tesla's lane 2 - - 2 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115522/https://www.fox44news.com/news/l...          
95 2019   11/24/2019 Taiwan - Tesla strikes divider, driver falls to death 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115524/https://taiwanenglishnews.com/dr...          
94 2019   11/22/2019 USA CA Tire strikes Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115551/https://patch.com/california/san...          
93 2019   11/21/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115548/http://teslaspacex.trendolizer.c...   Emelio Perez      
92 2019   11/20/2019 USA CA Tesla in multi vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115604/https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-a...          
91 2019   11/20/2019 USA FL Tesla turns into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115536/https://www.wptv.com/news/region...   Robert Krottner      
90 2019   11/20/2019 Austria - Tesla strikes impact attenuator 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115535/https://www.tt.com/artikel/16287...          
89 2019   11/14/2019 Germany - Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115600/https://www.rtl.de/cms/tesla-unf...          
88 2019   11/10/2019 USA FL Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115802/https://www.orlandosentinel.com/...          
87 2019   11/7/2019 USA CA Two car collision 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115544/https://www.cbsnews.com/losangel...          
86 2019   11/1/2019 Norway - Three car collision 1 - - - - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115730/https://www.nettavisen.no/nyhete...   Nina Mogster      
85 2019   10/19/2019 USA PA Man thrown from vehicle, struck by Tesla 1 - - 1 - - X - 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115624/https://www.dailyitem.com/news/l...  
Joan Fernando Valerio Jimenez
     
84 2019   10/17/2019 Germany - Tesla turns into oncoming motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115655/https://www.idowa.de/inhalt.nied...          
83 2019   10/12/2019 USA CA Wrong way driver strikes Tesla, Tesla burns 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115556/https://onscene.tv/chino-hills-o...          
82 2019   9/22/2019 USA NV Tesla runs red light 1 - - 1 - - 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115729/https://www.reviewjournal.com/lo...          
81 2019   9/17/2019 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115627/https://www.orlandosentinel.com/... AP claimed in NHTSA complaint        
80 2019   9/11/2019 USA VA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20211224225454/https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2...   Wayne Marbury      
79 2019   9/11/2019 USA OH Subaru strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115741/https://www.wkyc.com/article/new...   Marjorie Hill      
78 2019   9/8/2019 USA CA Honda rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115741/https://www.mercurynews.com/2019...          
77 2019   9/7/2019 USA PA Tesla drives through T intersection, into woods 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115836/https://www.post-gazette.com/loc...   Daniel J. Rodkey      
76 2019   9/1/2019 Germany - Tesla into oncoming traffic 2 - - 2 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115802/https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/T...          
75 2019   8/24/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - - 3 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115818/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/...          
74 2019   8/15/2019 Germany - Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115744/http://www.wiesbadenaktuell.de/s...          
73 2019   7/21/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220820195912/https://www.loudountimes.com/new...          
72 2019   7/21/2019 USA DE Tesla drives into office building, kills occupant 1 - - - 1 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115756/http://firststateupdate.com/2019...   Kaity West      
71 2019   7/13/2019 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115850/https://www.ocregister.com/2019/...          
70 2019   7/8/2019 USA IA Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115850/https://www.desmoinesregister.co...          
69 2019   6/30/2019 USA CA Single car crash near Menifee 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115910/https://www.riverdavesplace.com/... Case ID: 91121642        
68 2019   6/7/2019 Ukraine - Tesla strikes construction vehicle 1 - 1 - - 1 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115901/https://autogeek.com.ua/na-trass...          
67 2019   6/4/2019 USA CA Six vehicle crash 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115908/https://www.pe.com/2019/06/04/fa...   Janet Genao      
66 2019   5/31/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends Ford 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120048/https://www.mercurynews.com/2019...          
65 2019   4/30/2019 Spain - Car drifts into Tesla's lane 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115843/https://www.carscoops.com/2019/0...          
64 2019   4/25/2019 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 S 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115905/https://amp.miamiherald.com/news...          
63 2019   4/15/2019 USA CA Tesla strikes on-ramp curb 1 - 1 - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115921/https://www.nbclosangeles.com/ne...          
62 2019   3/18/2019 Canada - Tesla strikes pole, burns 1 1 - - - 1 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115913/https://bc.ctvnews.ca/driver-dea...          
61 2019   3/10/2019 USA FL BMW strikes Tesla 1 - 1 - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817115920/https://www.sun-sentinel.com/loc...          
60 2019   3/1/2019 USA FL Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 3 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120155/https://electrek.co/2019/03/01/t...          
59 2019   2/24/2019 USA FL Tesla crashes into tree, burns 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120158/https://www.local10.com/news/201...   Omar Awan      
58 2019   2/18/2019 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120146/https://twitter.com/CaliforniaBr...          
57 2019   1/30/2019 Holland - Driver mistakenly believes Autopilot is on 1 - - 1 - - S 1 - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120400/https://linkeddata.overheid.nl/f...          
56 2018   12/30/2018 USA VA Early morning, single car collision 1 1 - - - 1 3 - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120153/https://www.legacy.com/us/obitua... Car model confirmed in personal correspondence Rod Rhines      
55 2018   12/26/2018 USA NH Burned in New Ipswich crash 1 - 1 - - 1 X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120237/https://www.ledgertranscript.com...          
54 2018   11/15/2018 Denmark - Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120204/https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/hernin...          
53 2018   11/10/2018 USA FL Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120159/https://www.ocala.com/story/news...          
52 2018   11/9/2018 USA CA Tesla crashes into tree 2 - 2 - - 2 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20190728223857/https://attorneysfortheinjured.c... John Renner, investigation #18119-2207        
51 2018   10/26/2018 Canada - Tesla drives off road 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120340/https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/m...   James Accurso      
50 2018   9/21/2018 USA CA Single car collision in Anaheim on SR-91 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120147/https://twitter.com/TotalTraffic...          
49 2018   9/15/2018 Japan - Tesla rear ends stopped car 2 - - 2 - - X - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120148/https://blog.goo.ne.jp/carintell...          
48 2018   8/4/2018 Holland - Tesla crashes into tree 1 - 1 - - 1 S   - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120203/https://www.gld.nl/nieuws/232130...          
47 2018   7/24/2018 USA MO Concrete falls on Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120318/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...          
46 2018   5/20/2018 USA CA Tesla drives into pond 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120426/https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/...   Keith Leund      
45 2018   5/10/2018 Switzerland - Tesla drives into median, burns 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120500/https://www.thelocal.ch/20180515...          
44 2018   5/8/2018 USA FL Two teens trapped in burning Tesla 2 1 1 - - 2 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120457/https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018...   Edgar Martinez Barrett Riley    
43 2018   4/29/2018 Japan - Sleeping Tesla driver kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - X 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120610/https://www.carscoops.com/2020/0...          
42 2018   4/28/2018 USA OH Ohio prom night crash 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120455/https://www.journal-news.com/new...          
41 2018   3/23/2018 USA CA Autopilot into highway barrier 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120445/https://www.theguardian.com/tech...   Walter Huang      
40 2018   3/12/2018 Norway - Sudden unintended acceleration into wall 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120455/https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamo...          
39 2018   3/12/2018 China - Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20180312053226/http://www.atimes.com/article/fi...          
38 2017   11/22/2017 Switzerland - Tesla rear ends stopped car 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120447/https://www.blick.ch/schweiz/zue...          
37 2017   11/14/2017 Australia - Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120500/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...          
36 2017   9/24/2017 USA TN Tesla drives off road 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20190406164855/https://www.wkrn.com/news/deadly... Twitter search for "Cruzelite" and "Tesla" confirms Joel owned a Tesla. Also had a TMC account. Joel Michael      
35 2017   8/13/2017 USA AZ Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120505/https://www.fox10phoenix.com/new...   Greg Dolphin      
34 2017   7/21/2017 USA AZ Wrong way driver strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120507/https://www.abc15.com/news/regio...          
33 2017   6/25/2017 USA CA Tesla strikes Camry 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120506/https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news...          
32 2017   6/10/2017 USA HI Unclear; see note at right 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20180502015310/http://www.khon2.com/news/local-... News report describes a speeding driver striking a Tesla; video footage and Copart photos of car show an unblemished Tesla missing a rear wheel, suggesting another of Tesla's characteristic "snap off" wheels        
31 2017   5/11/2017 USA FL Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://www.companyowl.com/i/n/just-tesla-driver-loses-license-wreck-killed...   Bryant Gonzalez      
30 2017   4/26/2017 Norway - Tesla into oncoming traffic 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120615/https://www.dt.no/nyheter/royken...          
29 2017   3/13/2017 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120645/http://thefoothillspaper.com/201...          
28 2017   1/17/2017 Germany - Driver died in pileup 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120612/https://www.ln-online.de/lokales...          
27 2016   12/20/2016 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 X - - - https://walterclark.com/blog/elderly-man-killed-palm-springs-pedestrian-col...   James Scott      
26 2016   11/23/2016 USA IL Driver dead in Winnebago County 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120614/https://medium.com/@MidwesternHe... In NHTSA-FARS database, CaseNum=964&StateNum=17&CaseYear=2016        
25 2016   11/3/2016 USA IN Indianapolis fire 2 1 1 - - 2 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120611/https://www.indystar.com/story/n...   Casey Speckman Kevin McCarthy    
24 2016   10/10/2016 USA NH Pileup 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120611/https://patch.com/new-hampshire/...          
23 2016   10/7/2016 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 -   1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120702/https://www.latimes.com/local/la...          
22 2016   9/7/2016 Holland - Drove into wooded ravine 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://archive.ph/wip/kco0E...          
21 2016   9/1/2016 USA FL Motorcyclist rear ends Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120817/https://www.local10.com/news/201...          
20 2016   8/15/2016 USA CA Tesla rear ended 1 - 1 - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120829/https://electrek.co/2016/08/15/r...          
19 2016   7/29/2016 USA FL Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120828/https://www.local10.com/traffic/...          
18 2016   7/22/2016 USA CA Passat strikes Tesla 1 - - 1 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120734/https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?...          
17 2016   6/21/2016 Denmark - Tesla loses control, hits tree, explodes 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220903025223/https://www.dagens.dk/indland/...          
16 2016   6/8/2016 USA HI Nissan Altima wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120738/https://www.khon2.com/news/maui-...          
15 2016   5/7/2016 USA FL Autopilot into 18 wheeler 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120738/https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/...   Joshua Brown      
14 2016   4/22/2016 USA CA Pedestrian killed in pileup 1 - - - 1 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120736/https://www.ocregister.com/2016/...          
13 2016   4/8/2016 USA OH Chevy Cobalt wrong way into Tesla 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20180813153941/https://www.nbc4i.com/local-news...          
12 2016   1/20/2016 China - AutoPilot into street sweeper 1 1 - - - 1 S 1 1 1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120711/https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/...   Gao Yaning      
11 2015   12/28/2015 USA TX Sudden unintended acceleration into pool 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120752/https://www.chron.com/houston/ar...          
10 2015   12/22/2015 Canada - Struck by dumptruck 1 1 - - - 1 -   - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120756/https://electrek.co/2015/12/22/m...          
9 2015   11/18/2015 USA CA Tesla kills pedestrian 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120754/https://patch.com/california/fre...          
8 2015   6/22/2015 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120755/https://www.dailynews.com/2015/0...   Tim Devine      
7 2015   1/22/2015 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120837/https://www.mercurynews.com/2015...   Peter Kleis      
6 2014   12/30/2014 USA CA Tesla drives off cliff 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120806/https://www.pressdemocrat.com/ar...   Louis Francis Thoelecke      
5 2014   7/14/2014 USA CA Tesla kills motorcyclist 1 - - 1 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120807/http://injurylawcentral.com/blog...          
4 2014   7/4/2014 USA CA Tesla rear ends stopped car 3 - - 3 - - - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220412004559/https://insideevs.com/news/32293...          
3 2014   7/4/2014 USA CA Thief crashes stolen Tesla 1 1 - - - 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817120839/https://www.theverge.com/2014/7/...   Joshua Slot      
2 2013   11/2/2013 USA CA Tesla kills cyclist 1 - - - 1 1 - - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20220817121049/https://www.santacruzsentinel.co...          
1 2013   4/2/2013 USA CA Tesla veers into opposite lane 2 - - 2 - - S - - - https://web.archive.org/web/20150425055520/http://articles.latimes.com/2013...   Alberto Casique-Salinas
Armando Garcia-Gonzales
   
                                                 
              84 25 7 25 19 58   8 3 3 Abroad            
              236 79 34 95 23 134   24 12 18 USA            
              320 104 42 120 42 192   32 15 21            
                              85            
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            Note: AutoPilot released Oct 14, 2015                              
             

 

                           

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many Tesla Autopilot crashes have resulted in death?

Based on cross-verified data from NHTSA reports and investigations as well as expert testimony in court cases pertaining to the specific crashes, the confirmed total of Tesla Autopilot crashes, i.e. incidents where Autopilot was active within 30 seconds of the crash, is currently fourteen crashes leading to fifteen deaths. If one includes the verified complaints included in the NTHSA Standing General Order on Crash Reporting, the count is 21; there are two incidents each involving one fatality reported in the SGO that we have yet to cross-verify with media coverage. Additionally, there are at least seven other incidents in the US alone that the NHTSA investigated according to a FOIA request from Reuters. Our dataset features the seven likely incidents.

Q: What does all of this mean? What can we compare these Tesla accident numbers to?

The IIHS periodically releases fatality data based on car by type and driver deaths per million registered vehicle years. The closest categorization to apply to Tesla's is large or midsized luxury SUVs as they certainly are not cheap, what with the total cost of a hard-to-find standard Model 3 is still more than 35,000 USD. As shown by the IIHS chart, there are multiple models that have zero. We invite the users to calculate the rates for the other models to understand the comparison better.
IIHS chart for 2017 luxury midsized cars
Available at IIHS.org

As of , we are aware of the following non-Tesla electric vehicle deaths:

August 12, 2021: Nio - ES8 - 1 death (https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3145672/fatal-crash-involving-nios-autopilot-function-sparks-online)

May 27, 2021: Nissan - Leaf - 1 death (https://bristowbeat.com/stories/young-man-dies-in-bristow-road-car-crash,6851)

Nov. 9, 2020: Chevrolet - Bolt - 1 death (https://kyiv.24tv.ua/ru/kieve-legkovushka-nasmert-sbil-policejskij-kriminalnye-novosti-ukrainy_n1455187)

Feb 28, 2020: Renault - Zoe - 2 deaths (https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18268675.two-women-die-serious-car-crash-a27-near-chichester/)

June 18, 2020: Jaguar - IPace - 1 death (https://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/i/vQa4ym/19-aaring-doede-etter-ulykke-paa-soeraas)

July 31, 2019: Nissan - Leaf - 1 death (https://www.pipestonestar.com/articles/collision-claims-life-of-71-year-old-balaton-woman/)

May 29, 2012: BYD - e6 electric taxi - 1 death (https://www.greencarreports.com/...)

Q: Why do you include deaths where the Tesla was not at fault?

NHTSA death statistics cited by Elon Musk do not differentiate between at-fault and not-at-fault. All manufacturers are treated the same way. For the purposes of calculating Tesla fatalities in accordance with NHTSA methodology, we also do not include the many deaths in other vehicles, despite Teslas being at fault in the majority of those cases.

Q: Why do you include deaths in other vehicles, as well as pedestrian and cyclist deaths?

There is also a column that shows only driver deaths.

Q: Your data captures all driving miles. But Autopilot is safer!

See the Jalopnik article on the Resources tab, which discusses the NHTSA coverup of Autopilot data.

Q: You are just counting deaths in news articles. You can't base any conclusions on that.

Deaths reported in news articles are a lower bound on Tesla deaths and Tesla accidents in general.

Q: Tesla only has 3x the driver deaths of luxury vehicles because you're comparing Tesla to Lamborghinis and Bugattis that are seldom driven.

No. The 'Medium' article on the Resources tab compares Teslas to BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes.

Q: You include a death where a piece of concrete fell on a Tesla. That's absurd!

See the first question above. Auto fatality statistics include all deaths, no matter how absurd. So to compare Tesla to other vehicles, we need to include all deaths.