Self-driving Uber crashes in Tempe

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Arizona Crash

TEMPE, Ariz. - A self-driving Uber SUV crashed in Tempe Friday evening.

According to Tempe police, it was headed south on McClintock Drive when another vehicle turned left in front of the Uber at Don Carlos Drive.

They crashed and the Uber rolled onto its side.

Tempe police said nobody was injured in the crash and that a person was behind the wheel of the Uber. Police aren't sure if the person was in control of the car when it crashed.

Uber has suspended its pilot program for driverless cars in Arizona over the weekend. The program was reinstated Monday.

"We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle," a spokesperson for Uber said. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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