Waymo autonomous vehicle involved in crash in Chandler

- Police are investigating a collision that involved a self-driving Waymo vehicle in Chandler on Friday afternoon.

According to officials the driver of a Honda sedan was traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard had to swerve to avoid striking a vehicle traveling northbound on Los Feliz Drive. As the Honda swerved, the vehicle continued to head eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard and struck the Waymo vehicle.

Initially, Chandler Police say their investigators were told the car was in autonomous mode at the time. On Friday night, however, police say Waymo officials confirmed the car was in manual mode.

"There was an occupant in the Waymo vehicle sitting in the driver's seat, who sustained minor injuries. Both the Waymo vehicle and the Honda were towed from the scene," added Tyler.

On Friday night, Waymo officials released video taken by the car itself in the moments leading up to the accident.



The incident remains under investigation.

This collision happened just over a month after a fatal car crash involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe.

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