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Elaine Herzberg, 49, killed in pedestrian collision with Uber self-driving vehicle in Tempe, Arizona

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 7:05am
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Self-driving Uber car hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona

Tempe Police says the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and a vehicle operator was also behind the wheel.

The Latest: Woman hit by Uber self-driving vehicle named

A woman who police say was hit and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle has been identified as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. She is believed to be the first person killed by a self-driving vehicle.

Operator of self-driving Uber vehicle that killed pedestrian was felon

Police said the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator, who has been identified as 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez, behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Relatives of woman killed in Uber crash file $10M claim

The claim says Tempe created a dangerous situation by installing a brick pathway across the median where people were not supposed to cross the road.

Uber Not Criminally Liable In Death Of Woman Hit By Self-Driving Car, Prosecutor Says

An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in the death of a Tempe woman who was struck by a self-driving test car last year.

People Involved: 
Elaine Herzberg
Rafaela Vasquez
City: 
Tempe, AZ

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