Google Street View car goes the wrong way down one-way street, causes accident


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.

source: ArkansasOnline

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29 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Driver has accident performing Google work. Google didn't crash, human interface did. Getting popcorn.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

and a coke?

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Nachos and Cheese anyone?

22. sabbyj

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Yes please!

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Funyuns and coke for me :D

13. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

May be he used Google map navigation for route.

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

:-/ More likely Apple maps, good thing he didn't end up in the middle of the outback!

27. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Biggest joke I have ever heard since dawn of time. Ima let you finish but Google has one of the best maps.

24. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

May be he was using Apple Maps

2. Busyboy unregistered

I hope this won't affect google maps just like Apple maps at launch lol.

3. SamDroid unregistered

That was the driver's fault. Google had nothing to do with it. Publicity-seeking troll...

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Google GPS is best GPS…said no Russian ever.

25. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

We are not lost, tweets Russian tank driver from outside of Donetsk, Ukraine...

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, that guy is probably going to take advantage of the accident and sue Google for millions of dollars -_-

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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.

8. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

but he was doing work for google in there car it sucks but thats the truth

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1464; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Some one is getting a huge check from Google. Neck and back pain will definitely bring this guy some cash

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

“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.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Exactly what I was thinking...

23. ikenvape

Posts: 307; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't forget the agonizing whiplash!!!

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3272; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"Case did go to the hospital to tend to neck and back pains along with some bruised ribs." He/She saw that Google logo and their eyes went $.$

19. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

THAT CRASH WAS A NOTIFICATION FROM GOOGLE CAR

31. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Funniest post on the Internet today.!

20. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

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!

26. wax33

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

I hear you, but let's not call all drivers who take a wrong turn idiots.

32. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Also .. the accident wasnt caused because he had taken a wrong turn .. accident happened when he was merging into another road. ! Its a bait title by PA to lure readers. Well done PA .. well done.!

33. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

like you've never made a wrong turn, if he was merging onto a street the driver behind him has to slow down, its not his fault he didn't slow down

30. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Derp! Herp!

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