Las Vegas’ first driverless shuttle hit the streets on Wednesday and was promptly hit by a truck.
The shuttle was performing a test ride with passengers downtown when it was grazed by a delivery truck around noon, the city said.
The human driver of the truck, who was backing out at the time, was cited by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the crash, which KSNV-TV reported occurred within the first hour of the shuttle’s operation.
“The shuttle did what it was supposed to do, in that it’s sensors registered the truck and the shuttle stopped to avoid the accident,” the city said in a statement. “Unfortunately the delivery truck did not stop and grazed the front fender of the shuttle. Had the truck had the same