Toyota bZ4X driver forgets to put car in Park, EV ends up plunging into water tragically.

Little did they know that they were about to experience something that no car owner ever wants to experience. As noted in a report from NBC Boston 10, the bZ4X driver and a passenger, Gerry Cardona, were eating lunch near the Blossom Street Pier Ferry Terminal’s boat ramp when the driver stepped out of the vehicle to throw trash a few feet away. As the driver left the car, the all-electric crossover started rolling towards the water. Cardona described the incident to Boston 10, stating, “I started feeling the car rolling a little bit.

I grabbed a snow brush to try to stop it, and it wouldn’t stop… Next thing you know, I did everything I could, rolled down the window, and I climbed out and jumped in the water.” Cardona was able to get back to shore by the time fire and rescue arrived. The local fire department and a tow truck company were also involved in the retrieval of the all-electric crossover. Considering the nature of the incident, it would probably be best for Toyota to roll out a feature that automatically shifts the bZ4X to Park as needed. Tesla describes a similar feature as automatically shifting into Park to prevent roll-away while driving in low speeds, particularly when a charge cable is connected, the seat belt is unbuckled, or the door is opened while in Drive or Neutral.

For further details on the ill-fated Toyota bZ4X, you can watch Boston 10’s feature in the video provided. If you have any news tips, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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