As the old joke goes, it must be a day that ends in "Y", because another Tesla has burst into flames – this one after crashing into the parking lot of a California apartment complex early on Wednesday.
According to NBC, the Encinitas Fire Department said that the driver was speeding east of S. Coast Highway 101 when he lost control and went off the roadway at about 2AM.
The Tesla then crashed into a parking lot of an apartment complex and, after taking down a fence, burst into flames.
Initial reports had indicated that the car crashed into the building, but it was still unclear as to whether or not the structure had been damaged. The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving and firefighters arrived and worked for several minutes to battle the flames that were "shooting up from the car".
Fire crews had to remain on the scene for several hours to make sure that the Tesla battery didn’t catch fire again, according to the Encinitas Fire Department.
There was no indication of whether or not the car was on Autopilot, but we will continue to follow the story and will update this article with details as they become available.