Google Street Car Crashes Going Backwards on One-Way Street

/ 3 years ago


The Google Street View Car has been involved in an accident after it was travelling the wrong way down a one-way street, which is kind of ironic given that this car is supposed to be helping others to navigate roads, when its drivers seem at a loss for how to drive themselves.

the Google car suffered significant damage to its front end and the other car was totalled. The Google car, a 2010 Subaru Legacy was being driven by 28yr old Alexander Spurr, who said he attempted a U-turn, but accidentally came out onto an adjacent road. At this point they struck the side of the other vehicle, with the victims car also suggesting to local police that the Google Car must have run a red light for the collision to happen.

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Police estimated that around $1500 in damages was done to the Google Car, while around $2000 in damages was done to the Mazda they hit.

The driver of the Mazda, a 22 year old construction worker received treatment at a local hospital for bruised ribs and whiplash after a catscan and X-Ray and I fully suspect he’ll be taking Google for everything he can.

Thank you TheSmokingGun for providing us with this information.

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3 Responses to “Google Street Car Crashes Going Backwards on One-Way Street”
  1. Wayne says:

    I was really confused as I thought this was an article about the self driving car they’re working on. I now completely understand it’s a Street View Car (as title…). Unlucky for the Google driver, very lucky for the Mazda driver who will now be able to pay off his student loan, plus more…

    • Wayne says:

      Google will have insurance against so the damage to both vehicles and property will be settled quickly. The construction worker will likely claim that his injuries are more serious than they actually are. How much he gets as a settlement all depends on how good his mouthpiece is and his quacks medical reports but Google have some very fine lawyers of their own and they’ll no doubt demand he get checked out by medical staff of their choosing. If his injuries aren’t that serious I don’t think he’ll be living in the lap of luxury for the rest of his life at Google’s expense.

  2. Mike Laste says:

    I don’t understand how 1500-2000 in two cars worth more than 20k easily is significant damage.

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