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Uber Accident Investigation Continues

An Uber accident that happened in March 2018 is the focus of a new investigation by police. Recent testing was done close to the accident site in Tempe, Arizona, where a pedestrian was killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle with a backup driver on board last year. An investigation by the Tempe Police in 2018 concluded that the accident was avoidable. In March, the prosecutor’s office said that Uber was not at fault. Now, culpability is directed toward the backup driver, Rafaela Vasquez, 45. The Maricopa County attorney’s office verified that prosecutors asked for additional information before making a decision to charge the backup driver. 

Uber Rider Nearly Kills Driver

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, an Uber driver reported that a rider tried to take control of his vehicle. The driver says that the passenger’s actions nearly killed both of them. Reports stated that the passenger was under the influence of alcohol at the time. Video taken from a dashboard camera in the Uber shows the passenger suddenly grabbing the wheel of the vehicle. The driver was identified as local Uber driver Dax Castro. Castro says that he wants the drunk passenger to be held responsible for his actions. The passenger is currently in the Sacramento County jail. He will be arraigned on February 19 for misdemeanor DUI charges.

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