Waymo self-driving taxi in deadly crash as driverless accidents have more than tripled since January

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A SELF-DRIVING Waymo vehicle has struck and killed a small dog in San Francisco in an accident the driverless company claims was unavoidable.

The accident report states that the autonomous Jaguar I-Pace SUV was traveling in an industrial area on the south side of the city near Waymo’s depot when the dog ran into the road.

This report adds that the driverless Waymo contained a human safety operator behind the wheel during the accident, according to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles.