Another Model 3 driver mistakes the gas pedal for the brakes, lands the Tesla on a jetty
Mistaking the gas pedal for the brakes is a pretty common occurrence as far as vehicle accidents in the US are concerned, with no less than 16,000 such cases annually. As Tesla cars become more widespread and considering the electric cars' significant acceleration abilities, some of those cases are bound to happen with their drivers too. Still, it is interesting that yet another Model 3 sprang forward and landed in a weird place while the driver was trying to park it in the span of a week or so.
The first incident put the Model 3 on top of an ambulance, while now the Tesla was beached on a jetty at the Dana Point Harbor in Orange County. Both are considered unlucky incidents by the authorities, caused by the driver pressing on the gas pedal instead of the brakes while wanting to park their electric vehicle.
In the case of the ambulance incident, the investigators said that the Tesla wasn't in a self-driving mode to clear any suspicions of a software gone rogue, while here there's been no word if the Autopilot or any other autonomous driving feature was engaged at the time. There have been no serious injuries in both cases.