Google Street View car goes the wrong way down one-way street, causes accident
posted by Maxwell R. / Aug 10, 2014, 11:51 PM
We don’t see them roving the streets that often, but Google’s fleet of Street View cars and their large camera arrays have given us great views of the world. While we can see all sorts of nifty views of the roadways thanks to projects like this. Despite the effort that Google has put into Street View, and it is impressive, there are actually some parts that have not had these multi-colored custom Subarus make the rounds.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, a Google Street View car was performing its duties of driving around and taking pictures. Then the driver of said Google Street View car, Alexander Spurr, aged 29, made a wrong turn onto Tyler Street.
Tyler Street is a one-way street, and Spurr was driving the wrong way. Realizing his mistake, and before getting into a head-on collision, Spurr made a U-turn and then when trying to merge into a cross street, he hit another vehicle.
Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, but the car Spurr hit, driven by 22-year-old Dylan Case, was inflicted with at least $2,000 damage. Case did go to the hospital to tend to neck and back pains along with some bruised ribs. The Google Street View vehicle suffered about $1,500 in damage.
“Something better come out of Google’s pocket for this,” according to Case.
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Driver has accident performing Google work. Google didn't crash, human interface did. Getting popcorn.
posted on Aug 10, 2014, 11:55 PM 10
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May be he used Google map navigation for route.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:02 AM 0
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Google GPS is best GPS…said no Russian ever.
posted on Aug 10, 2014, 11:57 PM 5
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Wow, that guy is probably going to take advantage of the accident and sue Google for millions of dollars -_-
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 12:23 AM 1
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He is definitely trying. By the looks of the picture and the total assessment of damages, he shouldn't have had any whiplash or physical damage to really speak of...but he sure as hell went to the hospital to try.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:39 AM 1
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“Something better come out of Google’s pocket for this,” according to Case. Money grubbing mother trucker. Be happy with getting your car repaired and getting your medical bills covered. Besides this is your 15 minutes of fame all because you got hit. Anyone who expects some big payday doesn't deserve it. Greedy brat.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:34 AM 4
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no, he should get some extra for getting his car bang and wastage of time due to this accident... google should repair his car free + medical bill+ compasation of extra $5000... this will be a fair amount
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 10:03 AM 0
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Proper headline: IDIOT DRIVING Google Street View car goes the wrong way down one-way street, causes accident The car was not driving itself so it didn't just "go the wrong way" on its own; A PERSON DROVE IT THERE! Headline makes it somehow seem like google's fault!
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:54 AM 1
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