Parents of Florida teen killed in Tesla crash sue electric car company

Edgar Monserratt Martinez, 18, was a passenger in the 2018 crash in Fort Lauderdale that also killed the 18-year-old driver

The parents of a Florida teenager who was killed when a Tesla sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires.

Edgar Monserratt and Esperanza Martinez de Monserratt allege in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Broward county circuit court that the car’s battery was inadequately protected, making the whole vehicle defective.

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Source: theguardian