ELON Musk’s company Tesla has been slammed with a lawsuit by a heartbroken widow who claims the electric vehicle is to blame for her husband’s death.
Jiyoung Yoon’s partner Jyung Woo Hahn, 46, allegedly died when his “defective” Tesla smashed into a tree and trapped him inside an inferno caused by the lithium battery.
On March 12, 2022, Hahn’s 2020 white Model-S skidded off the snow-covered highway in Bergan County, New Jersey, and burst into flames.
Fire officials said the battery ruptured and made the blaze extremely difficult to extinguish.
The dad-of-two was declared dead at the scene.
In a lawsuit filed on Friday, his grieving widow claims that Hahn survived the crash, but burned to death after he was trapped in the faulty vehicle.
Tesla is being accused of designing, manufacturing, and selling an “unreasonably dangerous” car that caused Hahn’s suffering and death.
Horrifying photos revealed by the plaintiff show the charred remains of what was once a luxury car.
The interior was completely disintegrated by the blaze which burned at temperatures of over 700 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to the battery, fire officials said.
Crews used more than 1,000 gallons of water to put out the fire.