Incident 550: Tesla Allegedly on Autopilot Struck High School Student Exiting School Bus

Description: A 17-year-old student in Hollister, North Carolina who exited the school bus and was walking across the street to his house was hit by a 2022 Tesla Model Y allegedly operating on Autopilot mode, suffering a fractured neck and a broken leg.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tillman Mitchell and the Mitchells family.

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North Carolina teenager recovering after being hit by Tesla · 2023

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager who was struck by a car this week while departing a school bus in Halifax County is now in good condition, a hospital spokesperson said Friday.

Tillman Mitchell, a 17-year-old student at the Ha…

17 fatalities, 736 crashes: The shocking toll of Tesla’s Autopilot · 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — The school bus was displaying its stop sign and flashing red warning lights, a police report said, when Tillman Mitchell, 17, stepped off one afternoon in March. Then a Tesla Model Y approached on North Carolina Highway 561.…


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