Another Tesla Model X driver and his passenger escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident near the small town of Whitehall, Mont., early Sunday morning, according to the state trooper who responded to the incident. Trooper Jade Schope of the Montana Highway Patrol declined to identify either the driver or passenger, but he did say the driver said he activated the car's Autopilot driver assist system at the beginning of the trip. "That's what he stated. I have no way of verifying whether it was or wasn't," Schope said. "He also stated that he was driving from Seattle to West Yellowstone, Mont."
http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/20...ntana/86956048/ If this accident was with Autopilot on then Tesla must recall/disable this feature for now, they should do a careful study of all previous accidents and try to figure out what was wrong, what are limitations and to find a solution.
The accident occurred after midnight Sunday morning after the driver had gotten off I-90 near Whitehall, Schope said. There was a sharp drop-off from the two-lane Highway 55 when the driver told Schope the car began veering to the right where it hit a wooden guardrail. The driver was able to stop the vehicle before it left the road completely. "He lost the right front wheel and there was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle," Schope said. This is the third case reported in the last two weeks involving a Tesla vehicle involved in a one-vehicle accident that may or may not have involved the Autopilot semi-autonomous feature.