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A self-driving Uber car was involved in a 3-automotive crash in Tempe on Friday,although police stated the Uber car was not at fault.

Photos of the scene posted on Facebook Friday make it seem the Uber was rear-ended.

The crash occurred at 1 p.m. close to Apache and Terrace, southeast of the Arizona State University campus and close to the sunshine rail, in line with Tempe police spokesman Ron Elcock.

“It is believed that the Uber was in self-driving mode at the time,” he stated, including that the driver and again-seat passenger weren’t injured nor was the Uber driver cited.  

Another driver, believed to be impaired, was arrested after fleeing the scene and being involved in a second accident close by at University Drive and Price Road, he stated. Police didn’t launch that driver’s identify.

One sufferer in the primary accident was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, he stated.

Uber has been testing its self-driving Volvos on streets in the Phoenix space since December, following a dispute with California over licensing necessities. The automobiles function principally round ASU and alongside Scottsdale Road. 

After an Uber automobiles was involved in a extra critical crash in March at Don Carlos Avenue and McClintock Drive, Uber shut down its autonomous vehicle program in Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh for a weekend.

Uber officers stated they briefly stopped the service to research the accident and decide if their gear was working correctly. No one was critically harm.

In the March incident a lady driving a Honda, recognized as Alexandra Cole, was cited for failing to yield the appropriate of method to the Uber, in response to Tempe police. The Uber car driver, Patrick Murphy, was not cited.


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