It was just a few days ago when we brought you word that a stolen Tesla Model S crashed into a synagogue before being split in half and catching fire – not surprising considering how batteries are not exactly the most fire-proof of materials out there, coupled with the high speed that the Model S was going, and it seems that the alleged suspect in the crash has succumbed to injuries sustained from the accident.
Joshua Michael Flot, a 26-year-old who hails from Inglewood, California, has died after he was flung out from the stolen Tesla Model S, according to Ed Winters, a public information officer for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. It seemed that the high speed car chase between Joshua and the police actually saw the Model S hit speeds of close to 100 mph, and Liz Jarvis-Shean, a Tesla spokeswoman, did mention in an email statement, “We are saddened by the harm that resulted from the July 4th theft and crash in Los Angeles. We are assisting the authorities as needed as they continue their investigations.”
No car, regardless of gas- or electric-powered, is a 100% insurance against death if it were to be driven recklessly, and might I add that neither type will be safe from breaking out in a fire, either. This would be the first reported fatality from a Model S accident, however.