Tesla probe after director’s escape from blazing car

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A Tesla being driven by ’13 Reasons Why’ director Michael Morris burst into flames in Hollywood as he drove it, his actress wife has said.

Onlookers flagged him down as bright orange flames shot from beneath the battery-powered car.

Dramatic video of the incident was shared by his wife, US actress Mary McCormack, on Twitter.

“@Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd,” she tweeted.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene and the fire was extinguished without any reports of injuries.

Morris tweeted: “Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank God my three little girls weren’t in the car with him.”

Tesla called the incident “an extraordinarily unusual occurrence” and said that it was investigating.

Irish Independent

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