Tesla's Unique Door Handles Faulted In Doc's Fiery Death

Law360 (October 23, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The unique door handles on a Tesla Model S are to blame for a doctor's death in his burning car, according to a suit filed by his widow in Florida state court.

Dr. Omar Awan's wife Liliana, also a doctor, says that the door handles on the Tesla Model S are designed to withdraw when closed and cannot be accessed manually while they're retracted. That's why a police officer and bystanders were unable to come to her husband's aid to remove him from the car when he veered out of control and crashed into a palm tree.

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