Google Maps Car Involved In Serious Accident

Nothing to see here, just a Google Maps car smashed in like a Coke can. Really, this was no fender bender either. Take a look at the pics and you’ll wonder, like us, if the Googler made it out safe. Not much is known as far as the story behind these images, but it does answer a question that’s been in the back of my mind for quite sometime: “Has anyone ever crashed the Google Mapsmobile?”

[Gizmodo]

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  • Matthew Merrick

    i cant help but think that if this were a self-driving car, this wouodn’t have happened :P

  • Nial Pearce

    LOL. I wonder if they will use the pictures that were captured?
    I bet he was watching the camera monitors and not the road or he was checking his android phone for text messages..

    • Dzhokhar

      It’s entirely possible (and probably likely) that whatever happened wasn’t the Google driver’s fault.

      • Erickbernal27

        I’ve Been Thinking About It.. USUALLY When The Front Is Crashed In, It’s That Drivers Responsibility.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/barry99705/ barry99705

      Pretty sure there’s not monitors in the car. There’s a street by where I used to live that has a freaking grocery bag stuck to the cameras for most of it.

  • John Buckland

    at least they have photographic evidence of the accident!

  • redspear2

    I wonder if he was googling when he crashed the car.

  • Armado

    Haha, I like how the bumper is just sitting on the hood

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Google is very eco-friendly. They probably wanted to recycle it O_o

  • intoxicates

    I’m sure they were relieved the camera was not as damaged…

    • zoozie

      It’s all insured. They were probably more relieved the Googler came out alive from it. Because that could have created major headaches for Google.

  • Chris

    Must have been on his BB messenger

  • Alex

    I bet he was staring at Google maps on his phone bc he was lost.

    Or he rear ended Richard Grieko on his way to the Roxbury.

  • Richard

    Was he wearing Google glasses?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLOTEIADMVYKDQXQBWAO6P7XRQ Jim

    Is this what happens when you push the “I’m feeling Lucky” button?

  • http://Phandroid Sam

    No wonder. This appears to be the original version 1.5 beta Google car not the newest Droid Google car.

  • richie b

    Well teach your car not look ladies breasts on the road pay attention lol

  • oneloveonehate

    Steering Force Closed

    • leaponover

      best comment ever!

    • Reynaldo Noriega

      freaking hilarious, thanks for the much needed laugh after a long day at work.

    • CoreyShaughnessy

      Do you wait or report it?

      • TheScientists

        Report it, if still conscious.

  • YOMAMA

    Way to crash a nice subaru guys… jeez

    • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.schluchtner Cameron John Schluchtner

      it was a prius

      • aeok18109

        thats an impreza hatch dumbass

  • Covert_Death

    he was probably getting one of those shots where a sexy babe flashes for the camera’s and as any man would be was just awe struck

  • Weezer

    The Google Female Driver App was a success!

    • Ilan Cortes

      This ^ :) awe man i can’t stop laughing

  • tailflip

    That poor subaru! Wonder if he kept the shift knob?

  • TheCaprican

    Hey new feature!!

  • Dan Baxter

    Hulk Smash!

  • aiden9

    Mayhem strikes again! Recalculating… TURN RIGHT NOW!!!

  • Nick_Lopez_Loya

    I heard it was hit in a walmart parking lot. Some dude backed up his “I have a small weiner” monster truck onto it. It happens.

  • Ted1957

    It’s nothing, wait until you see Oracle’s car

  • Fahad

    For a second I thought this was the car that was automated to drive itself. Than I read that it was one of the maps cars and an instant relief came over me, hope fully the person hat was driving that made it out okay.

  • Scott Tompkins

    I feel bad for whoever was at fault in this accident… the whole thing was recorded in 360-degrees ;P

  • http://twitter.com/digitalentgrp digitalentgroup

    I bet a apple fanboy crashed into it on purpose…

  • zoozie

    Slow news day?

  • clcmail

    Still waiting for carrier update…

  • damobius

    Wonder how long it’ll take Apple to sue for violation of its iCrash patent.

  • Freezedried

    His iPhone locked up on him, should have had an Android or, this is why texting and driving is illegal in some states

  • Chris S

    It’s a Subaru Impreza, they are rated well in crash tests. It looks a lot worse than it is.