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?”


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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

  2. 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..

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

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

    2. 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.

  3. at least they have photographic evidence of the accident!

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

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

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

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

    1. 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.

  7. Must have been on his BB messenger

  8. 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.

  9. Was he wearing Google glasses?

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

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

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

  13. Steering Force Closed

    1. best comment ever!

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

    3. Do you wait or report it?

      1. Report it, if still conscious.

  14. Way to crash a nice subaru guys… jeez

      1. thats an impreza hatch dumbass

  15. 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

  16. The Google Female Driver App was a success!

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

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

  18. Hey new feature!!

  19. Hulk Smash!

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

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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.

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

  25. I bet a apple fanboy crashed into it on purpose…

  26. Slow news day?

  27. Still waiting for carrier update…

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

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

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

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