Submitted by WayneH on October 4, 2013
I loved Elon's response to the fire incident and this can ease the mind of current and future owners that Tesla Model S is a very safe car. However I am having difficulty regarding the identification of the metal piece. It says in the official report by the Regional Fire Authority of Kent, WA. "Driver stated that he hit an object in the HOV lanes of SB 167. The car started to run poorly and he pulled off the freeway. The car started to smoke and caught fire."
There is something I am not able to visualize. It happened on the freeway and I assume road crew (I am not sure who they are) did not show up until a later time, probably after the fire crew. He was driving on the HOV lane (carpool lane). How would road crew find and retrieve the metal piece without stopping traffic? There is no indication that I have read that traffic was stopped. Or was it?
Anyone know? Thanks.