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City facing $10m lawsuit for driverless car crash

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The city of Tempe in Arizona is being sued for $10 million (£7.7 million) over claims it carried blame for the crash in which a woman died after being in collision with a driverless Uber test vehicle last year.

The website AZcentral reports that the two children of 49 year old homeless woman Elaine Herzberg is claiming that the design of the central reservation on the road would have suggested it was a crossing point because it had been paved up to the edge of the road.

They say the city is liable for the accident because the median on Mill Avenue where the accident occurred “has a brick pathway cutting through the desert landscaping that is clearly designed to accommodate people to cross at the site of the accident.”

The Arizona Republic reported after the fatal accident that the area had signs telling people to use the crosswalk, but also the brick pathway that potentially could accommodate jaywalkers.

(Picture credit – AZcentral)

 
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