Google Street View Car Has 3 Accidents in One Day, Flees Scene
September 16, 2013 9:44 AM
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No injuries were reported
Google Street View car
recently went on a hit-and-run spree in Indonesia, only stopping after crashing into a truck.
The Google Street View car, which was driven by an unnamed Indonesian man, was involved in three vehicle accidents on Wednesday. He first hit a minivan just outside of Jakarta in the Bogor region, according to AFP.
The Google Street View driver allegedly stopped after this first incident, and went with the minivan driver to an auto repair shop to have the damages looked at. But the Google driver panicked over the potential cost of such repairs, and fled the scene.
The minivan driver followed the Google car for approximately 3km before the Street View vehicle hit yet another minivan.
The Google car didn't stop after the second hit. Instead, he continued on until he finally crashed into a parked truck. This was the third and final hit in the chase.
The front of the Google vehicle was damaged after the three hits, and the windshield had been smashed in.
"We take the safety of our Street View operations very seriously, and though we're glad everyone is OK and that no serious injuries were reported, we're sorry for any damage caused," said Google in a statement.
This isn't the first time a Google Street View car has gotten into trouble. Back in January of this year, one of the vehicle's was blamed for
hitting a donkey in India
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RE: Kind of Silly
9/16/2013 12:00:08 PM
Yup, what I came here to post. If you weren't driving the Google car, how many hit-and-run accidents do you suppose you'd have to cause in a day to get media attention? Probably more than 3 if they could all be driven away from. Dunno.
RE: Kind of Silly
9/16/2013 1:57:48 PM
The roads are full of insane drivers in Indonesia. You guys think all those Russian dash cam videos are crazy? Some from Indonesia are starting to filter their way onto the internet.
RE: Kind of Silly
9/16/2013 10:25:51 PM
I wouldn't doubt it. What we'd call aggressive, reckless driving here in North America is actually very normal and polite in parts of China. Even the trucks there ignore posted speed limits.
"So if you want to save the planet, feel free to drive your Hummer. Just avoid the drive thru line at McDonalds." -- Michael Asher
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