Tragedy in Arizona as a woman was killed after being hit by an Uber self-driving car, as reported by ABC 15. Due to this sad news, the company with recalled all their autonomous cars in San Francisco, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and other cities.
The accident occurred close to Mill Avenue and Curry Road on Monday in Tempe, Arizona. The Uber car was allegedly heading north when it made contact with the lady that was walking on the outer part of the crosswalk. The victim was transported to the hospital, but later passed away due to the injuries from the crash.
Some reports are stating that the woman may have been riding her bike, but there hasn’t been an officially word on that statement.
The woman has been established as Elaine Herzberg, 46.
An representative from Uber told The Verge, “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”
Also, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshai sent out condolences to the victim’s family on Twitter.
Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. https://t.co/cwTCVJjEuz
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) March 19, 2018
The US Transportation Safety Board will be reviewing the crash, as stated by Bloomberg.
This is such an unfortunate and tragic disaster. We would to send our deepest and sincere to condolences to the family and friends of Elaine Herzberg.
[via The Verge]