BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc said Tuesday it would work with authorities to investigate a car accident in China that local police said caused the death of one policeman and injured another.
A video shared on China’s Twitter-like Weibo and local state media showed a Tesla Model X next to two police officers who were on the ground after an accident.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident on Monday was arrested, police in eastern Taizhou said in a post, without explaining the circumstances of the accident.
News of Tesla car accidents in China has gone viral on social media in recent weeks after an unhappy customer made headlines when she climbed a Tesla at the Shanghai Auto Show to protest the treatment of her complaints from the Protest company.
China is the electric car maker’s second largest market and accounts for around 30% of its sales.
(Reporting by Yilei Sun and Tony Munroe; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)