Google revealed the accident happened on 1 July when its car was rear-ended while stationary on a public road in Mountain View, California. It is the first accident involving one of Google’s fleet of self-driving vehicles to have resulted in injury.
This is the 14th accident in six years and about 1.9 million miles of testing, according to the company. In 11 of the 14 accidents, Google said its car was rear-ended.
Google has also said that its cars have not caused any of the collisions while driving themselves. In 2011, a Google employee took one of the company’s cars to run an errand and rear-ended another vehicle, but the car was under human control at the time.