Self-Driving Waymo Collides With Bicyclist In Potrero Hill

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A self-driving Waymo robotaxi apparently hit a bicyclist at about 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at 17th and Mississippi streets, which may put a dent in Waymo’s hopes to be considered the safer of the two big self-driving car companies.

While the self-driving car company Cruise has been mired in a public relations nightmare over repeated safety failures, their main rival, Google-owned Waymo, has been touting their supposedly superior safety record. But Waymo’s track record is not exactly spotless either. One of their self-driving cars drove into a construction site last January, others have gotten mobius-looped into dead ends around town, and a Waymo car did collide with a pedestrian in 2021 (though the company said a human was driving at the time).

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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.