Personal Injury Lawyers
Menu
602.252.8888
800.883.8888
Elaine Herzberg Accident Self-Driving Uber

Elaine Herzberg Identified as Victim in Crash Involving Uber Self-Driving Car

Jonathan V. O'Steen

March 19, 2018

Share |

Tempe, Arizona—Elaine Herzberg has been identified by the Tempe Police Department as the victim in the crash that occurred last night involving an Uber self-driving vehicle.

According to the Tempe Police Department, the Uber vehicle was headed northbound on Mill Avenue near Curry Road when it struck Ms. Herzberg. Although initial reports describe Ms. Herzberg as a pedestrian walking across the street, photographs from the scene include a damaged bicycle lying near the point of impact. Some reports suggest that Ms. Herzberg was walking the bicycle across the street when she was struck. The Uber vehicle was in the autonomous driving mode when the collision occurred.

The accident investigation is likely to include numerous agencies, including the Tempe Police Department, National Transportation Safety Board and Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Uber has indicated that it will cooperate in the investigation and temporarily ceased operations of its self-driving vehicles in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

We offer our condolences to Ms. Herzberg's family and friends over their tragic loss.

Phoenix AZ Car Accident News

Edgar Nuñez-Hernandez Killed in Goodyear Car Accident

More than 100 people attended a vigil to celebrate the life of Edgar Nuñez-Hernandez, a 13-year-old student at Profirio H. Gonzalez Elementary School who tragically was killed in a car accident in Goodyear.

Toddler Clings to Life After Being Hit by Truck in Tempe

A toddler is clinging to life after being hit by a truck in the parking lot of a Tempe apartment complex.

Jesse Morales Dies in Rollover Accident in Phoenix

Jesse Morales has died from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident in Phoenix on Tuesday. Phoenix Arizona Car Accidents