CPUC orders Cruise to pay $112,500 in penalties

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Driverless car company Cruise has been hit with a penalty for withholding information involving a pedestrian crash.

The crash was reported on Oct. 2 in San Francisco when Cruise’s driverless cars dragged a woman 20 feet after failing to recognize she was trapped underneath the vehicle.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday ruled Cruise will have to pay the maximum penalty: $112,500, which is $7,500 for each of the 15 days the company withheld complete information about the incident.

CPUC also said Cruise’s permit to shuttle passengers will remain suspended and did not give a date when it would be reinstated.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.