Report: Self-Driving Uber Car Runs Red Light on First Day of Pilot Test

A driverless car accident attorney notes that a self-driving Uber car ran a red light in San Francisco, hours after the company began piloting the technology in the city. The incident, reportedly captured on a taxicab’s dash cam, shows the autonomous car running through an intersection just moments before a pedestrian enters the crosswalk. Drivers and passengers who are injured through no fault of their own will still be eligible to recover compensation for damages with the help of a driverless car accident attorney.

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Uber Blames Incident on Human Error

After Uber unveiled self-driving cars in San Francisco on December 14, one of the company’s vehicles reportedly rolled through a red light the same day. According to an article published by The Huffington Post, the state of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles sent a letter to Uber ordering the company to stop testing its self-driving cars on public streets. In the letter, the DMV stated that it was illegal for Uber to be operating driverless vehicles on public roadways until the company the company was issued a testing permit for its autonomous cars.

In response, Uber issued a statement to The Huffington Post placing the blame on human error, stating that the driver who was involved in the incident has been suspended. According to the company’s website, Uber feels that they do not need operate their self-driving pilot with a permit after looking into the issue carefully. Uber planned to use the challenges of San Francisco’s roadways to help improve the company’s self-driving vehicle technology.

How a Driverless Car Accident Attorney Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in driverless car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

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