Woman killed by Uber self-driving vehicle

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An Uber self-driving vehicle has struck and killed a woman in Arizona, police say.Uber self-driving vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian in ArizonaUber expressed condolences on Twitter, says it’s cooperatingReport: May be 1st time self-driving vehicle has killed person on public roadThe vehicle was in autonomous mode with a person behind the wheel when it hit the pedestrian, who was not in a crosswalk, Tempe, Ariz., police said.The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. Her identity has not been released.The New York Times reports that her death appears to be the first of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.Police said the crash happened overnight Sunday to Monday but didn’t say whether it happened before or after midnight Eastern time.Uber expressed condolences via Twitter and said it’s cooperating with authorities in an investigation.Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We’re fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident.— Uber Comms (@Uber_Comms) March 19, 2018Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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