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An Arizona woman was killed by a self-driving Uber car when she crossed an unlit road with her bike on Wednesday evening, RadarOnline.com has learned. In shocking footage taken by a camera inside the vehicle, Elaine Herzberg, 49, is seen crossing the road seconds before being hit by the automatic car.
In the video, driver Rafaela Vasquez is seen looking at what seems to be her cellphone as she sits behind the wheel of the Uber. She was reportedly hired as a “safety driver” by the company, and was meant to take control of the self-driving car if anything went wrong.
Reports claim Vasquez was going below the speed limit at the time of the crash, and did not see Herzberg crossing the street until it was too late to stop. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and died later that day from her injuries.
The San Francisco Chronicle. “[Vasquez’s] first alert to the collision was the sound of the collision.”
The Wall Street Journal following the accident.
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The company also told reporters: “Our hearts go out to the victim's family. We are fully cooperating with authorities and investigations of this incident.”
Friends of Elaine Herzberg spoke to various outlets about the crash, arguing that Uber should be shut down for good after such tragedy.
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