Operator of self-driving Uber vehicle that killed Arizona pedestrian was felon, report says


The operator of a self-driving Uber vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix Monday was a convicted felon who served almost four years in prison on an attempted armed robbery charge, according to court records.

The Volvo was in self-driving mode with Rafaela Vasquez, 44, at the wheel when the car hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she was walking a bicycle outside the lines of a crosswalk, police said. Herzberg later died at a hospital.

Court records obtained by the Arizona Republic show Vasquez has a criminal record in Arizona under a different legal name, and was released from prison in 2005.

The 44-year-old served three years and 10 months in a state prison for convictions on attempted armed robbery and unsworn falsification. – READ MORE

[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/20/operator-self-driving-uber-vehicle-that-killed-arizona-pedestrian-was-felon-report-says.html” target=”_blank”]

2021 © True Pundit. All rights reserved.