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Driver Escapes From Burning Tesla By Kicking Out The Window

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According to a CTV News article released yesterday, Tesla owner Jamil Jutha had just had his Model Y for eight months when it caught fire Friday and confined him inside. This  happened in the Vancouver region of Canada.

Jamil Jutha claimed he was traveling towards Mountain Highway in North Vancouver about 10 a.m. Friday when his 2021 Model Y, which he had only acquired eight months before, abruptly stopped down and lost power to all electronic components.

“The doors wouldn’t open. The windows wouldn’t go down,” Jutha said.





“Of course, there’s always going to be panic in a moment when you feel trapped,” he said. “I kicked through the window, climbed out and called 911 right away.”

Jutha became panicked as toxic smoke began to flood the cabin through the air vents, and he hastily decided to break out of the car.

He asked some construction workers from a neighboring job site to assist him in directing traffic around the flaming automobile because the battery was about to explode.

As the fire brigade arrived to put it out, the fire had spread to the interior of the automobile, with visible flames shooting up into the air.

“We’re very fortunate that this individual had the wherewithal and the strength to kick the window out,” said Chief Brian Hutchinson, with the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

Jutha became panicked as toxic smoke began to flood the cabin through the air vents, and he hastily decided to break out of the car.





He asked some construction workers from a neighboring job site to assist him in directing traffic around the flaming automobile because the battery was about to explode.

On Tuesday, fire investigators will investigate the vehicle in an attempt to discover the cause before turning the accident over to ICBC.

A Tesla Model Y’s doors open electronically with the push of a button in typical circumstances.

In an emergency, a mechanical release is available, although Jutha said it is not fully obvious and can be tough to figure out in a hurry.

When the car loses power, the entire piece of the door with the window control controls on it is actually a lever that rises up to open the door.

Jutha hopes that his story will inspire other Tesla owners to learn about the feature before they find themselves in a situation where they will need it.

Tesla declined to comment on the situation when  reached out to them for comment.

Jutha’s car is most likely a write-off, and he says a Tesla isn’t on his radar while he searches for a replacement.

As the fire brigade arrived to put it out, the fire had spread to the interior of the car, with visible flames shooting up into the air.

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