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Fire Ignites After Tesla Crashes Into Tree in Fremont

A driver behind the wheel of a Tesla slammed into a tree in Fremont Monday morning, sparking a blaze in the process, according to police.

The crash occurred around 7:10 a.m. in the area of Paseo Padre Parkway and Thornton Avenue, police said.

The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to police.

"The driver is very fortunate to have been able to walk away from this with only minor injuries," police tweeted.

Authorities are looking into whether fatigue played a role in the wreck.

Tesla engineers responded to the crash site to investigate, according to police.

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