By Sandra Rose  | 

Uber Technologies, Inc. suspended its self-driving cars program in Tempe, Arizona following a high impact collision with another vehicle.

The company suspended autonomous vehicles testing in Arizona and Pittsburgh after one of its self-driving cars crashed into another vehicle and flipped.

The company took action after someone uploaded photos to showing a Volvo flipped over on its side, according to

Officer Josie Montenegro of the Tempe police department said the Uber was not at fault in the accident. Another driver failed to yield the right of way.

"There was a person behind the wheel," Montenegro told Bloomberg News, referring to the driverless car. "It is uncertain at this time if they were controlling the vehicle at the time of the collision."

Company officials confirmed one of their drivers was behind the wheel of the Volvo when another car failed to yield and broadsided it. Uber didn't say if their employee was operating the vehicle at the time or if the employee suffered any serious injuries.

An Uber spokeswoman said "we are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle."

Previous incidents involving driverless cars tested by Google and Tesla resulted in injuries and tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

  • reggie moore

    So much negativity towards uber...someone please tell me something positive about uber...Im going to need them when I go on vacation...

  • respeckmyedges

    It's a great way to make extra money... my honey does that on the weekends so that I can stay home with our baby.

  • Lisa daniels

    Only somebody who is suicidal would want let anyone pay ride in a driverless vehicle. Not I, not I.

  • jussaying

    there are other rideshare programs in the US - lyft being one. and abroad - hailo is out in europe as an alternative uber. that said, i regularly use uber around my city and have never had any issues other than a talkative driver. also, if you choose the option to split fare with another rider, you meet interesting people. i've used uber in central america and found them to be likewise great... although a lot of the time those drivers will try to get you to use them exclusively.

  • Ice Lee

    I used Uber to get around D.C. while I was there for a weekend. I had a good experience with all the drivers.

  • Bright like a diamond

    I have driven past that car in arizona a few times and yes there are people in the front seat. It's not hard to believe that the self driving car was not at fault because people in AZ drive Cray cray... they don't know what to do on a green arrow green light combination, don't know who has the right of way at a 4 or 2 way stop sign and everyone is driving like it's the Daytona 500, smh.

  • missmiami305

    Unless you have a death wish, don't ride in an unmanned vehicle. It's suicide!

  • MsSlayla

    At least the likely hood of getting a settlement ?is going up with technology??

  • YellowSauce

    uber keeps doing things that are unsafe period .. hence the negativity