quote:Originally posted by PurpleHaze:quote:Originally posted by jburman82:
According to reports she was crossing not at a crosswalk. If that's true, she will be found at fault.
I'll defer to the lawyers on this, but if a human driver hit a pedestrian who was not in a crosswalk, I'm pretty certain that this wouldn't absolve him of responsibility if he could have avoided the pedestrian.
It depends upon the laws of the state; but if it is a self-driving car in self-driving mode and there is no indication of malice, it is difficult to see a path towards criminal court. The facts of the case may also spare a civil trial, but not being in the crosswalk definitely would not be enough information to say without gathering other information.