First Injury Accident for Google Self-Driving Car
Google’s driverless car was recently involved in a motor vehicle collision involving injuries to four people.
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According to officials, the Google vehicle had been stopped in traffic on a public roadway in Mountain View, CA, when it was allegedly struck in the rear by another vehicle traveling at 17 miles per hour.
Three Google employees inside the self-driving car complained of neck pain and were transported to a local emergency room where they were treated and released. The driver who appeared to be responsible for the collision also complained of neck pain.
This was the 14th accident that a Google driverless car has been involved in, in six years. The Google vehicle was rear-ended in 11 of those collisions.
A Google spokesman says the company blames careless and distracted drivers for these accidents. Nearly all motor vehicle collisions are attributable to careless and/or distracted drivers.
If you or somebody close to you has been injured in an accident involving a careless or distracted driver, contact our offices right away for a free case evaluation by one of our highly experienced accident attorneys.
California law allows driverless cars on public roadways. There aren’t any federal regulations in place to ensure that the vehicles are safe. It’s likely that sooner or later, there will be an accident where liability and severe injuries are attributable to Google, another manufacturer and/or the individual required to be in control of the driverless vehicle.
Any such lawsuit will require skilled, knowledgeable and aggressive personal injury attorneys with significant experience in the law of negligence and product liability.