A street car crash named Google

A Google Street View car has caused mayhem in Bogor, Indonesia, after crashing into a truck and TWO public transport buses.


Not to be confused with the Google driverless car, which has covered over 300,000 miles without accident – its only bump coming when another driver drove into the back of it – the Google Street View car was one of the ones currently mapping the planet for Google Street View.

Police said the driver appeared to panic after driver of the first bus reacted angrily to being hit and subsequently drove into the second bus, and then the truck.

Although it’s unclear whether anyone was hurt, Google has confirmed the crash happened. Vishnu Mahmud, head of communications for Google Indonesia said: “We take incidents like this very seriously. We’re working closely with local authorities to address the situation”

And this isn’t the first time the Google Street View car has been involved in a prang…

Did Google car drop the dead donkey?

Earlier this year Google denied reports that one of its Street View cars had run over a donkey in Botswana after Street View photos appeared to show a donkey walking by the roadside in one shot and lying on its side behind the car in the next.

Google suggested the donkey was “perhaps enjoying a dust bath” (who wouldn’t?!) and reported it was, indeed, alive and well.





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