According to the household of an Arizona girl who was killed by a self-driving Uber automotive final 12 months, the City of Tempe is accountable for her dying and owes $5 million every to her husband and her daughter.
News of the lawsuit was first reported by the Arizona Republic, which famous that Elaine Herzberg’s survivors have beforehand settled an identical lawsuit with Uber itself.
This case, nevertheless, makes the declare that town was negligent when it arrange a median on Mill Avenue—the place the accident occurred—that contained an X-shaped “brick pathway cutting through the desert landscaping that is clearly designed to accommodate people to cross at the site of the accident.”
After the accident, nevertheless, town modified the design of this portion of the street and eliminated the pathway. It was changed with numerous kinds of landscaping seemingly designed to discourage jaywalkers.
Nikki Ripley, a Tempe spokeswoman, didn’t instantly reply to Ars’ request for remark. She additionally declined to touch upon the litigation to the Arizona newspaper.