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Uber reaches settlement with family of victim killed in self-driving car accident

  • The family of the woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle has reached a settlement with the ride services company.
  • Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after being hit by an Uber self-driving SUV in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe earlier this month.
Pedestrians walk past the Uber Technologies headquarters building in San Francisco, June 21, 2017.
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Pedestrians walk past the Uber Technologies headquarters building in San Francisco, June 21, 2017.

The family of the woman killed by an Uber Technologies self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first
fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.

The law firm of Bellah Perez in Glendale, Arizona, said the deal had been reached between Uber and the daughter as well as husband of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who died after being hit by an Uber self-driving SUV in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe earlier this month.