Chicago, Jan. 9 (Beijing time) -- Corboy & Demetrio, a Chicago law firm, said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against electric car maker tesla, alleging that a defective battery pack in its 2014 Model S sedan led to the death of an 18-year-old passenger in an accident last year.
According to the law where the complaint, the last may, a senior student Barrett Riley driving a car the tesla Model S, the vehicle carrying passengers Edgar Monserratt Martinez serratt covered , the tesla Model S in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, crashed into a concrete wall, then the body is on fire, killing two teenagers.
Corboy & Demetrio sued tesla on behalf of martinez, the victim. In the two months before the crash, Mr. Riley's parents had installed speed limiters at the tesla service center to prevent vehicles from traveling more than 85 miles, the report said. But then, without Riley's parents' knowledge, the speed limiter was removed when they
returned to tesla's service center for maintenance.
The lawsuit alleges that tesla was negligent in removing the restrictor. The lawsuit also alleges that tesla "failed to warn vehicle buyers of the dangerous of the power battery."
Mr. Riley's Model S was reportedly traveling 116 miles per hour before the accident.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said last year it was investigating the accident.
In the past five years, there have been at least 12 cases in which tesla Model S batteries caught fire in collisions or while stationary, according to tesla's law firm. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.