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Cruise Robotaxi Struck by Motorcyclist in San Francisco

Written by Joel UmanzorPublished Oct. 18, 2023 • 8:07pm
A motorcyclist collided with a Cruise robotaxi Tuesday night, according to authorities. | Source: Jeremy Chen/The Standard

A San Francisco motorcyclist collided with a Cruise robotaxi Tuesday night in the Holly Park neighborhood in Bernal Heights, according to authorities.

San Francisco firefighters responded at 7:34 p.m. to Mission and Highland streets, where the vehicles struck each other while the Cruise vehicle was traveling northbound, according to a San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation, authorities said. His current condition is unknown.

According to Cruise spokesperson Erik Moser, the robotaxi made a stop on Mission Street when the incident happened.

"A motorcycle traveling behind impacted the AV at approximately 8 mph," Moser said in an email to The Standard. "The motorcycle driver exchanged information with our support team on the scene."

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San Francisco fire officials said that they are working with Cruise to determine the cause of the incident.

The incident comes just two weeks after a woman was hit by a car and then trapped under Cruise robotaxi in Downtown San Francisco. The woman was trapped under the autonomous vehicle for less than five minutes after rescuers arrived.

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