Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Posted by a Charleston Car Accident Lawyer at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Auto Accident Lawyers help those injured in car accidents in Charleston and across South Carolina. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact our office today to find out what we can do for you.

Most people have seen the headlines that Uber has been testing driverless or self-driving cars in a few areas around the country.  The debate has been ongoing as to whether these vehicles will be safe to use, or whether these vehicles will be even more safe because of the potential to remove human error from the driving experience.  Unfortunately, as with any new technology, it seems that not all accidents could be avoided.  

According to the New York Times, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, an autonomous car operated by Uber that had an emergency backup driver behind the wheel – struck and killed a pedestrian on a street in Tempe, Arizona.  The complete story about the car accident related death can be found here.  This appears to be the first reported case of a pedestrian death associated with a self-driving vehicle.  It was reported that Uber suspended testing these vehicles in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

Unfortunately, these types of accidents and deaths happen far too often and collisions with pedestrians even happen right here in South Carolina.  We hope everyone stays safe out there.  Please remember, if you or someone you know has been injured, we would be happy to discuss what we can do for you.  Our injury consultations are always free of charge and we would be glad to assist you.

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