• Damien Lane

'Uber' driver crashes on stairs in San Francisco


An Uber driver in California ended up making a wrong turn and crashing this past Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018, claiming the Uber app told him to. The driver of the vehicle is only known as Fred, according to Fox News.

Fred was driving two passengers through San Francisco on his way to pick up a third passenger at Noe Valley. The Uber app navigated him the wrong way, which made him crash just before 1:30 p.m. on some stairs. Fred has been driving with the company Uber for less than a year now, and told the Outlet that Uber's navigation told him to take a turn left onto a pedestrian sidewalk.

A tow truck driver tried to move the white Toyota Avalon from the stairs around 3 p.m.. The tow truck's cable connecting the car to the tow truck snapped. The car ended up rolling forward into a city trash can. The trash can was pushed to a point that its bolts broke and tipped over.

The San Francisco Examiner reported that no one was injured in the incident, and it wasn't fully clear that the driver was telling the truth about the accident.