Tesla driver says car 'malfunctioned' before crash in Orange County

Three people were hospitalized after a Tesla crashed into multiple cars at a Buena Park intersection, and police said the Tesla driver is claiming the car malfunctioned before the crash.

It happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Beach Boulevard, according to the Buena Park Police Department. Officers said the white Tesla was heading west on Orangethorpe when the driver lost control. 

The Tesla then crashed into at least five other cars before flipping over. Three people, including the Tesla driver, were brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and all are expected to be okay, police said.

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Officers said the Tesla driver claimed his car malfunctioned before the crash, which is what caused him to lose control.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.