Video released of moments before Uber self-driving car killed woman

Posted at 8:03 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 16:49:28-04

(RNN) - Police have released video of the moments before an Uber self-driving car killed a woman in Arizona.

The woman, Elaine Herzberg, was believed to be the first pedestrian killed by a driverless car.

Tempe police said their vehicular crimes unit was "actively investigating the details of this incident" on Twitter.

Uber suspended self-driving vehicle tests in the wake of the accident.

The roughly 20-second clip shows video from the car's dashcam, showing it driving at night  when Herzberg, walking her bike across the street, emerges from the shadows. The clip stops before showing the impact.

The interior view shows a passenger was riding in the car. They begin to react to the collision as the video comes to an end. It is not clear why the person was in the car.

"The video is disturbing and heartbreaking to watch, and our thoughts continue to be with Elaine’s loved ones," an Uber spokesman said. "Our cars remain grounded, and we're assisting local, state and federal authorities in any way we can."

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