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First Injury Reported in Google Car Accident


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Back in May Google revealed that its self-driving car program had been involved in 11 traffic accidents, none of which were the fault of the self-driving car, and luckily no injuries occurred in any of them. That has now changed with the first accident leading to injury reported, though once again the Google car was not at fault. Three Google employees were in the car during the test drive and "complained of minor whiplash, were checked out at a hospital and cleared to go back to work following the July 1 collision." The driver that rear ended the car also complained of minor neck pain. Head of the self-driving program Chris Urmson commented on the issue stating, "his SUVs 'are being hit surprisingly often' by distracted drivers, perhaps people looking at their phones."

Source: Yahoo Finance

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