A seller shows the dashboard of the Tesla Model S car at the electric carmaker Tesla showroom of El Corte Ingles store in Lisbon, on September 1, 2017.

Enlarge / A seller shows the dashboard of the Tesla Model S car at the electric carmaker Tesla showroom of El Corte Ingles store in Lisbon, on September 1, 2017. (credit: Getty Images)

The family of a Florida man who died in a high-speed accident involving a Tesla has sued the automaker, alleging that his Tesla’s battery was defective and that the company was negligent when it removed a speed governor on the car.

According to the lawsuit, Edgar Monserratt v. Tesla—which was filed Tuesday in Broward County court—Monserratt’s 18-year-old son was a front-seat passenger in a 2014 Tesla S being driven by another person, Barrett Riley.

Riley was driving southbound over 116 mph on Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale on May 8, 2018, when he hit an adjacent wall. The Tesla came back into the road, then hit a light pole on the opposite side of the street.

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