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Waymo Says Driver Had Control of SUV That Hit a Pedestrian


A Waymo autonomous test vehicle in San Francisco.

The company said: The trust and safety of the communities in which we drive are paramount to us, and we will continue investigating this incident in partnership with local authorities.

Credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Waymo said its autonomous test vehicle that hit a pedestrian in San Francisco on Wednesday evening was being operated by the human driver.

The Jaguar I-Pace sport-utility vehicle outfitted with Waymo technology was involved in a collision on Haight Street, the unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. said by email.

The vehicle was "being driven in manual mode" when it struck a pedestrian, who was treated for injuries at the scene and transported to a hospital by ambulance, the company said. The driver was operating the car for the entire trip, Waymo said.

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