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Google street car crashes after going wrong way

Google Street Car Crashes After Going Wrong Way

Looks like Google might consider sending its Street View drivers back to driver's ed.

A driver in going through Little Rock, Arkansas caused several thousand dollars in damages after going down the wrong way of a one-way street Wednesday the 6th.

The Google employee, identified as Alexander Spurr, tried to make a u-turn but hit another car in the process.

The other driver, Dylan Case, claims Spurr also ran a red light before hitting him and totaling his car. He was cited for "careless prohibited driving." Case says he plans to take Google to court.

Earlier this year, a Google made the news after a San Diego researcher died from being struck by a street view car. Headlines called it an "ironic" car accident because Dr. Robert Epstein was a critic of the mega company. But many said it was just coincidence and investigators said Epstein didn't look before crossing the street.

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David August 10 2014 at 4:05 PM

Maybe instead of "street view" they could call it "collide-a-scope".

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quincy_maxwell August 10 2014 at 12:20 PM

They need to get rid and ban these government paid "spy" cars. That is all they are. A tool for the government. Google sold out everyone's privacy. Rather you choose to believe that or not.

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darkcloudstonite August 10 2014 at 12:44 PM

A fender-bender is news ?

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jijjhnsn darkcloudstonite August 10 2014 at 4:48 PM

Because it involves a rich company. Dylan Case is gonna be rich.

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TR by ML Neal... darkcloudstonite August 10 2014 at 8:26 PM

you are obviously in the dark...dark.

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ram4131 August 10 2014 at 2:30 PM

Ironic isn't it? The company that brings you the most accurate maps in the world takes a wrong turn.

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Dr. Cal Harris ram4131 August 10 2014 at 5:04 PM

Just because this made the NEWS doesn't mean we have been given all of the facts.

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ram4131 Dr. Cal Harris August 10 2014 at 8:25 PM

You're sounding like a lawyer there, Doc

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David Dr. Cal Harris August 11 2014 at 12:16 AM

Who cares about the facts, it's funny, it's ironic, absurd, and rediculous,and I was so happy to have the opportunity to beat Dave and Craig, both Jimmys, and the rest of the late night humorists to the punch (line).

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TR by ML Neal... ram4131 August 10 2014 at 8:28 PM

are you sure about "accurate maps" ram?

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bennett975 August 10 2014 at 2:15 PM

Case is going to sue Google? So Spurr wasn't driving the car and "Google" was? Didn't take him long to call an ambulance chaser.

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Lisa August 10 2014 at 1:06 PM

Car accidents happen all the time. It is not news because it is a Google car.

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TR by ML Neal... Lisa August 10 2014 at 8:27 PM

Brilliant Lisa.....what a brain!

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mark and sheri TR by ML Neal... August 11 2014 at 1:27 AM

Troll much, ML Neal? Insults make you feel po=tent?

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Officer Lindsey August 10 2014 at 2:02 PM

This is, I fear, an indication of how much "safer" we'll all be once we abandon all our driving skills in favor of letting a computer run our cars for us. Driving is a skill, successful driving means an operator has to be aware of what's going on around him - or her - analyze the situation and take nuance into consideration. There are infinite moment-by-moment actions and reactions involved in driving. I don't think a computer can even come close to what a celloidal brain can accomplish.

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rhymerfive August 10 2014 at 4:22 PM

This why they called. you must not make a U-turn on any street that included one way streets. the Google employee, learns the hard way. and he cause several thousand dollars in damages . wake up everybody . this can happened to you too. if you dont obey the Traffic Signs.

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mhdjl rhymerfive August 10 2014 at 9:42 PM

Maybe he was following a GPS in the car. I know a number of people that went on wrong roads, bicycle paths with cars, made wrong turns, etc. because the maps were giving the wrong information.

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Velocity105 August 10 2014 at 1:11 PM

Get hit by Google car and instead of seeing stars, see dollar signs.

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jrlidd August 10 2014 at 1:30 PM

Seems like he should have had his Google Glasses on!

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