3 injured, 2 critically after Tesla crashes into building, catches fire in Elizabeth

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Friday, May 31, 2024
2 critically injured after car crashes into Elizabeth, NJ building
Another occupant suffered minor injuries.

ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people were injured, including two critically, after their rented Tesla crashed into a building and then caught fire in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Authorities believe two of the three victims were at a prom. The crash happened on Trumbull Street about 5 a.m. Friday.

One person was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, one person was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition and the third person had minor injuries.

After the fire was put out, the Tesla appeared mangled and was towed away.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.


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