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Relatives of woman killed in Tempe Uber crash file $10M claim

Tempe police investigating Uber crash
Posted at 9:31 PM, Feb 02, 2019

TEMPE, AZ — The family of a woman struck and killed by a self-driving Uber car last March have filed a $10 million claim against the City of Tempe.

Tempe police say 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking outside of the crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle, which was in autonomous mode, near Mill Avenue and Curry Road.

The claim seeks $5 million for Herzberg's husband and another $5 million for her daughter. It points out the city installed a brick pathway in the median even though people were not supposed to cross in the area, making it dangerous.


ABC15 reached out for comment from the City of Tempe. A spokesperson said the city cannot comment on pending litigation.