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News ID: 48008
Publish Date: 11:54 - 16 September 2020
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 (YJC)_ Uber safety driver charged over death of pedestrian who was struck by self-driving car.

US: Capital punishment is given to the Uber safety driver behind self-driving car over the death of the pedestrianAn Uber safety driver who was behind the wheel of a self-driving car that struck and killed a woman in the US has been charged over the death.

Rafaela Vasquez pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide on Tuesday following the 2018 crash that resulted in the first recorded death involving a self-driving vehicle.

Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after she was struck by the car while walking a bike across a street at night in Tempe, Arizona.

Uber escaped charges over the crash after prosecutors said last year that the company was not criminally liable.

Police have said previously that Vasquez was watching the TV show “The Voice” on her phone at the time of the crash and was repeatedly looking down instead of keeping her eyes on the road.

The 46-year-old is now due to face trial in February.

She told investigators she did not use her mobile phones before the collision.

Source: Sky news

 

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