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Tesla catches fire and burns driver alive after doors wouldn't open

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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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Omar Awan, 48, died recently after crashing his Tesla. The Tesla caught fire, but unfortunately Mr. Awan got trapped inside the car and subsequently burned alive, as the Tesla's door handles were retractable and did not open, which would have otherwise allowed him to simply step out of the vehicle. After being towed away, the Tesla prompted a response from fire crews 3 more times as it kept reigniting.

Tesla has been plagued with problems from the start, including the cars catching fire, and now the danger of not being able to escape said fires is just one more strike against them. I'm honestly surprised the company still even exists in any capacity to produce vehicles at this point.
I have nothing against electric vehicles... It's a great concept, and they have a lot of benefits over traditional gas-powered vehicles... But there's a certain danger in making everything overly high-tech, like the retractable handles that just led to a man being burned alive.

A Tesla Model S caught fire during a fatal crash in Davie, Fla., on Sunday and reignited several times in the tow yard


“The fire engulfed the car and burned Dr. Awan beyond recognition, all because the Model S has inaccessible door handles, no other way to open the doors

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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: trollz

R.I.P Omar Awan.

A nasty way to go.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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I guess it's really a strike against all the car companies refusing to work together and combine resources at least until they can get the groundwork laid.

Proprietary designs have always been problematic. "Hey! Look at all the fancy things our design can do!" Yeah. But how did you do it and how thoroughly tested is it?



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Horrible way to go out... Every car should have one of those devices that can easily break the windows in the event doors arent opening...



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: trollz

This is one of the main reasons I hate things becoming political issues.... While one side is completely against it, the other side rushes and pushes the agenda along hoping to make it "too late" to turn around without fully thinking the consequences through.

Yes this applies to electric vehicles and everything to do with the Climate Change Agenda. One side screams "nope nothing to see here" the other side screams "YES THERE IS! it's so important we can't take our time to think abou tit, buy electric cars! stop eating meat NOWWWWWWWWWW"

Ironic that the same side screaming "Listen to the science!" doesn't actually want to take the time to let the science play out.

TEST TEST TEST!!! Science should not have a political agenda.

********THIS POST IS NOT FOR OR AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE*******



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: trollz

And how many people have been burned alive in non-electric car crashes? Paul Walker anyone? Pretty much some unlucky person any day of the week during rush hour nationwide?

What evidence is there that the guy couldn't get out the car solely because of the door handle? The retractable door handle is on the OUTSIDE of the car, not the inside. Many cars have retractable door handles or hidden handles, particularly high end sports cars nowadays.

One Tesla has a fatal crash and the world is ending... meanwhile, hundreds occur with gas burning vehicles and no one bats and eye.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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I don't think retractable door handles are a good thing and this lawsuit will probably make car companies stop using them, but you'd also think first responders would have a way to break autoglass too.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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Could they not break a window?

I’ve seen fire fighters break windows of a car parked in front of a hydrant and sting the hose through the car.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
Could they not break a window?

I’ve seen fire fighters break windows of a car parked in front of a hydrant and sting the hose through the car.


The battery packs in these cars apparently burn quite aggressively. It could have possibly been too late by the time a fire crew arrived.
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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Quantumgamer1776

Not if the smoke fills up the compartment in a few seconds and there is nothing at hand to do so, at least not from the inside.
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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: trollz


Ummm...question...?

How do you burn someone...alive...?

Can you start with a dead something...burn it...and make it alive...?


Enquiring minds and all...







YouSir
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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
Could they not break a window?

I’ve seen fire fighters break windows of a car parked in front of a hydrant and sting the hose through the car.



Ummm...Tesla's have fire and break proof windows...along with safety feature door handles...so when they inevitably combust...the fire is trapped on the inside of the vehicle...

Or so I've heard...





YouSir



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:34 AM
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You have to be totally isane to buy a Tesla in the first place. A complete heap of poorly manufactured junk.
That was Mr Awan's first mistake.
His second was driving it.
His third was driving it with the doors locked and windows up. If he had of known he was driving a death trap, he could have taken precautions.
Sad for his family. Hopefully a wake up call for people to stop buying electric cars.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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I remember Cadilacs had the same problem in the past, because everything was electric, some guy drowned because he couldn’t roll down his windows. So it’s not as if they couldn’t anticipate it, and yet they did.



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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Dude...exactly.....the retractable door handles are OUTSIDE!!!!!
Not to defend Tesala but damn, this glaring error makes me dismiss the article as scare mongering.



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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: trollz

perhaps there is AI that actually is 'evil'....

I recall an 1983 movie of a 'car' that disposed of people with 'problems'


see:

Christine
R · 1983 · 1hr 50min · Horror/Thriller
6.7/10
IMDb
71%
Rotten Tomatoes, source


In 1957, in Detroit, a red Plymouth Fury is built and is the cause of two accidents, one of them fatal, still in the assembly line. Twenty-one years later, the outcast and bullied nerd Arnold "Arnie" Cunningham is getting a ride with his best and only friend Dennis Guilder and he sees the wrecked car for sale in a garden.

Arnie immediately falls in love with the car. The car was given the name Christine by its first owner. He brings the car to a repair shop of the despicable Will Darnell and works hard to restore the classic car.
While he works in the restoration, he changes his personality to a cocky teenager and he dates the most beautiful girl in the high-school, Leigh Cabot. Soon Arnie becomes selfish and jealous of the supernatural Christine that kills everyone that is a threat to them.
—Mitchell McCreath.



life + art swapping roles
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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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Great movie..BUT.....the only AI on Christine was a generator.


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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: lakenheath24
Dude...exactly.....the retractable door handles are OUTSIDE!!!!!
Not to defend Tesala but damn, this glaring error makes me dismiss the article as scare mongering.



a reply to: Edumakated



This quote here from the OP is ridiculous...




Omar Awan, 48, died recently after crashing his Tesla. The Tesla caught fire, but unfortunately Mr. Awan got trapped inside the car and subsequently burned alive, as the Tesla's door handles were retractable and did not open, which would have otherwise allowed him to simply step out of the vehicle.


Claims that he could have simply stepped outside. The door handle INSIDE the car are not retractable. So unless Mr. Awan was unconscious (he very well may have been), the door could have opened from the inside unless the damage to the car was so severe, the doors simply could not open PERIOD from the body damage. This is why many first responders have jaws of life... did the first responders just stand around looking for an owner's manual instead of breaking the window?

Given you cannot design around every single accident, it very well may have been a situation where the outside door handles did not open from the force of the crash. If Mr. Awan was unconscious, I could see how a first responder may have been confused as to how to open the door, but again, this may have happened on any high end sports cars which often don't have visible door handles.

With that said, one incident does not indicate a "problem" necessarily.

I've noticed a trend of turning one off events related to Tesla's as some sort of indication of a problem. THere are literally a couple million Tesla's on the road now. You are going to have a handful of crashes and weird sh*t happen. Every car does...



posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 12:10 PM
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Precisely. This is a hit piece. Think of Ford Exploders with the tire problem...and Toyota with the accelerator issue. Corporations need to be held accountable for design flaws.....lets just make sure they ARE design flaws.




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posted on Oct, 24 2019 @ 12:42 PM
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Then need to still use physical latch mechanisms for the door apparently.



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