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    Kelsey Cambridge (21) Accused of Manslaughter with a Tesla, Victim ID as Benjamin Dean, (39)

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/artic...t-14114270.php

    The driver of a car that allegedly lost control and hit a couple visiting San Francisco, killing one, has been identified by San Francisco police as Kelsey Cambridge.

    Police say the 21-year-old Vallejo resident rented a Tesla from peer-to-peer rental service Getaround over the weekend. According to police, the Tesla, traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a red light near O'Farrell and Taylor streets and was broadsided by another vehicle; the Tesla then struck two pedestrians.

    San Francisco Police Sgt. Frank Harrell told KGO the Tesla was going at least 45 mph in an area with a speed limit of 25-30 mph.

    The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the man who was killed as Clovis resident Benjamin Dean, 39, who was visiting the city with his wife, Kelly. According to Kelly Dean's Facebook page, the pair were in town celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

    Neither of the drivers involved in the collision sustained injuries, and San Francisco police said that drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the incident. Both of the drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with the SFPD.

    Officers were investigating whether the Tesla was operating on self-driving mode, police said in a statement.

    Getaround spokeswoman Joan Wickham said the company is cooperating with authorities and couldn't comment further "out of respect for the families involved and the investigation underway."

    Cambridge was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and running a red light, police said.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Not sure we need to be posting random car accident stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    Not sure we need to be posting random car accident stories.
    Mike made an article on this.

    http://mydeathspace.com/article/2019...riving_a_Tesla
    Last edited by raisedbywolves; 07-23-2019 at 03:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I stand by my statement

    And I missed the self driving mode comment. That makes it a bit more worthy lol
    Last edited by Jumaki15; 07-23-2019 at 04:49 PM.

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    https://abc7news.com/exclusive-video...crash/5412426/

    New one

    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Exclusive new video from an Uber dash cam shows the intersection at Taylor and O'Farrell Streets around 2 p.m. Sunday -- the moment a couple was hit by a car that ran a red light.

    The cars are all moving slowly, at least relative to the Tesla, which is seen speeding up Taylor, through a red light at O'Farrell.

    It takes one second for the Tesla to broadside a Mini Cooper, which had the green light, and then hit a couple who were in the crosswalk.

    In the video, you can see that Kelly Dean saw the Tesla coming, stopped, and threw her arm across her husband, before the Tesla hit them both, throwing them into the air.

    "She was incoherent, gurgling noises, she was on her stomach with her head off to one side," said Bob Navarro, who ran to help the couple and stayed with Kelly, who was unresponsive. "I could see a lot of blood coming from her head and we just kept talking to her, talking to her."

    Kelly survived and, as of Monday night, is at San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition.

    But her husband, 39-year-old Benjamin Dean, died.

    The couple, from the Fresno area, were in San Francisco celebrating their wedding anniversary.

    The driver of the rented Tesla, 21-year-old Kelsey Cambridge of Vallejo, was arrested Sunday and booked for involuntary vehicular manslaughter.

    "Pedestrian fatalities are way up this year, and most of those are here in this neighborhood," said San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney.

    Sunday's deadly wreck happened in the Tenderloin - the heart of Haney's district, and the city's "high injury network." The dangerous areas are mostly concentrated in the downtown, SOMA and Tenderloin neighborhoods.

    "We are in a crisis, we are in a state of emergency and it's time that the city recognize that," said Haney.

    "Speed is the number one killer," said Jodie Medeiros, the executive director of Walk San Francisco, a pedestrian advocacy organization. She wants new policy that slows down drivers. "Street design changes and re-engineering to really impact how people are driving in our city."

    Supervisory Haney will be joining Medeiros for a rally Tuesday at 9 a.m. at San Francisco City Hall, to urge city leaders to declare a state of emergency for pedestrian safety to better facilitate quick action. Haney says he's interested in narrowing streets, eliminating lanes and installing speed and red light cameras to improve traffic conditions in his district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    I stand by my statement

    And I missed the self driving mode comment. That makes it a bit more worthy lol
    And like your comment would have made any difference anyway. ....here's another update!

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    https://abc7news.com/investigators-s...crash/5416121/

    Here is more

    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Investigators say that preliminary information shows the Autopilot feature was not on during a Tesla crash in San Francisco that killed a Central Valley man and injured his wife.

    Clovis resident Benjamin Dean and his wife, Kelly, were walking in a crosswalk at Taylor St. and O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin when police say the driver of a rented Tesla ran a red light and then plowed into the couple. They were in San Francisco celebrating their anniversary.

    Police say investigators are preparing search warrants and working with Tesla to obtain evidence.

    A data storage device from the car will be analyzed to help determine the actions and events that led up to the crash.

    Twenty-one-year-old Kelsey Cambridge has been charged with misdemeanor involuntary vehicular manslaughter.

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    They looked so happy together. Rip.

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    https://abc7news.com/owner-of-tesla-...c-215c4ea5b6bf

    Owner of Tesla involved in fatal crash in San Francisco says he activated every safety mode on his car before renting it out


    The owner of the Tesla involved in a deadly crash in San Francisco last weekend says he did everything possible to make sure his vehicle was safe to rent.

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    By Kris Reyes
    Friday, July 26, 2019 11:31AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The owner of the Tesla involved in a fatal crash in San Francisco last weekend says he did everything possible to make sure his vehicle was safe to rent.

    "I'm surprised, she was going very slowly, you could hardly believe that she would accelerate just like that," said Albert Kim after watching his car's dashcam video of the crash that killed 39-year-old Benjamin Dean and critically injured his wife, Kelly Dean on Sunday. He has turned over the car's thumb drive to police. They are now trying to recover footage from the moment of collision.

    "Right at the time of the accident, the data was corrupt," Kim said.


    Kim rents out his Teslas on the service Getaround. It was his car that police say 21-year-old Kelsey Mariah Cambridge was driving at the time of the crash. For every Tesla he rents out, Kim says he makes sure there are safety limits. He even locks the speed, so it can't drive more than 75 mph.

    "It's not a performance model, it doesn't have ludicrous mode," he said of the car that Cambridge was driving.


    Kim said he also lists detailed instructions on how to use the car, including YouTube videos that walk through its features.

    He says, at the time of the crash, the car was even on Chill mode.


    "Chill mode means it accelerates longer than even standard acceleration," Kim explained.

    Cambridge has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police say she was speeding through a red light when the crash happened.


    "She managed to crash it below the speed limit that I put," he said.

    Kim hopes this crash will focus less on the car and more on how unsafe city streets can be. Earlier this week, family and friends of pedestrians and cyclists killed in San Francisco just this year rallied for change at City Hall.

    "The message for the family of course, I feel very bad about this situation," he said.

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