Report: Uber driver streaming “The Voice” just before crash
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona police report says the backup driver in an Uber autonomous SUV was streaming a television show on Hulu just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in March.
The Arizona Republic is reporting that the driver was watching “The Voice,” a television musical talent show.
The newspaper received the more than 300-page report from Tempe police late Thursday.
Police obtained records from Hulu with a search warrant that showed the streaming ended at 9:59 p.m. on March 18. The crash occurred about 10 p.m.
Forty-nine-year-old Elaine Herzberg was struck as she walked across a darkened street in the middle of a block. It was the first fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle.
Prosecutors are considering charges against the driver, 44-year-old Rafaela Vasquez.