Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian Crossing The Street During A Test-Drive

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A self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday night, CNBC reports.

Uber was testing self-driving cars in Tempe, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Toronto. As of Monday, however, all testing has been stopped after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a self-driving Uber test vehicle while crossing the street. The investigation is ongoing.

According to reports, a vehicle operator was inside the car during the time of the accident, but there were no passengers. The operator was not badly injured.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement on Twitter, “Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened.”

Uber’s self-driving car program has seen previous setbacks, including an accident last year in which no persons were injured and a lawsuit with Waymo, an autonomous car development company. It is uncertain when Uber’s autonomous car testing will continue.