BYD Tang Lian hit several cars, the driver insisted that the brakes failed, and netizens questioned: The throttle is a brake!

(Observer Net News/Xu Wei) Xi’ an BYD Tang DM crashed into several cars, which eventually led to the continuous fermentation of one death and five injuries. Up to now, the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and the official has not made a formal explanation of the accident. However, on the evening of April 28th, a netizen with the id of "@zhou00001" in Weibo voiced this incident and claimed to be the owner of BYD Tang DM in this incident. In Weibo, this netizen restored the accident of that day.

According to it, at that time, when Zhou started the vehicle in the pure electric mode of the vehicle and switched from the P gear to the D gear, "the foot brake was not loose, and the vehicle began to rush forward quickly". Zhou said that the vehicle was out of control except for the steering wheel at that time, and continuous braking and gear shifting did not play a role.

According to the police report of Xi ‘an Traffic Police High-tech Brigade, at about 16: 55 on April 23, Zhou (female, 44 years old, with c1 driver’s license) drove a BYD Tang vehicle with Shaanxi AF brand from east to west along Wenxing Lane, and collided with a white Shaanxi A car and a Shaanxi AU taxi that were driving normally, and then collided with an electric car driven by Zhang Moumou, Sun Moumou and a two-wheeled motorcycle driven by Jiang Moumou, and then collided with four motor vehicles parked on the roadside.

By 21: 00 on the same day, the accident had caused one death and five injuries.

On the evening of April 28, Zhou, who claimed to be the female driver involved, published a long article entitled "BYD who can’t stop, don’t let blood and tears cast your growth path".

Zhou said in Weibo: "At about 5 pm on April 23, 2019, after meeting my friends in Wenxing Lane, Xi ‘an High-tech Zone, I drove BYD Tang DM alone to turn around and take my children home. The vehicle I started in pure electric mode just started to switch from P gear to D gear, and before the brakes were released, the vehicle began to rush forward quickly. The vehicle was out of control except the steering wheel, and it had no effect whether it was continuously braked or switched gears. At that time, there were vehicles and pedestrians on the roadside. I could only control the steering wheel as much as possible to keep the vehicle moving forward. I avoided the vehicles and pedestrians on the road and kept stepping on the brakes to try to restore the brakes. In this state, the vehicle flew for five or six hundred meters. After passing through a traffic light at an intersection, it collided with an opposite vehicle in the process of avoidance, which currently caused serious consequences including one death and five injuries. "

In addition, Zhou also explained that the vehicle was purchased on October 11, 2018, and the first insurance was made on April 16 before the incident. In addition, the floor mat was the original 4S mat when buying a car.

Zhou claimed to have been driving for 11 years and the driving mileage exceeded 100,000 kilometers. During this period, there was no traffic accident. Zhou told BYD.Put forward five questions.

1. Why can’t you slow down when you start, such as braking failure, fast moving, and repeatedly stepping on the brakes to change gears?

2. Why did the active braking function promoted by Tang DM fail at the same time?

3. Why did the main driver’s airbag fail to open after the collision, which injured my face and chest?

4. Why can’t the driver’s and passenger’s doors be opened after the collision? I can only climb out from the front windshield.

5. After the collision, the on-board system was automatically connected to the customer service. The customer service asked me if there was an accident, and I immediately gave feedback about the brake failure. Later, I climbed out of the car and called 4S, and the feedback brake failed. Why did BYD manufacturers delay to respond and contact us?

To this end, contacted BYD for the first time, and the other party said that it was not convenient for the time being, and the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

At the end of Zhou’s article, she declared that all the above are true and willing to bear all the legal consequences of this article. At the same time, she also sent a supplementary statement about airbags: Regarding whether the driver’s airbag was opened, the co-pilot and side airbags were opened in my personal memory, and the main driver’s seat was not opened. I don’t rule out the possibility that I didn’t notice it when I climbed out of the front windshield because it was opened but deflated. I hope to have more live pictures or wait for the inspection report. If I didn’t find it, I would like to apologize. But the brake failure is a fact.

However, things quickly reversed.

On the evening of April 29th, BYD officially released a description of the traffic accident in Xi ‘an.

In response to the female car owner’s mention that "the airbag in the main driver’s seat was not opened", BYD responded in the explanation that according to the investigation of the on-site personnel, the airbag, airbag curtain and side airbag of the vehicle’s main and co-pilot all popped up.

At the same time, the explanation points out: first, the seat belt warning shows that the main driver is not wearing a seat belt. Secondly, according to the external video at the scene of the accident, the brake light of the vehicle was not lit during the collision, but it can be lit after the collision.

BYD said that it has cooperated with the police to extract relevant data information from the background of the accident vehicle and will fully cooperate with the traffic police to investigate and handle the matter. Before the final identification of the accident and the investigation results come out, BYD will preserve the corresponding evidence and reserve the right to pursue legal action against the publication and forwarding of false information and malicious reports about brands and models.

In this regard, some netizens questioned that perhaps the whole thing is that the female driver mistakenly used the throttle as a brake, and the driver did not know it.

At present, the car has been sent for testing. As for whether this matter is a driver’s operational error or a vehicle problem, it still needs to wait for further investigation.

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