As if the indignity of getting stuck on the stairs wasn't enough, the tow cable broke as a truck tried to remove it, and the vehicle rolled forward and hit a fire hydrant and a city-owned trash can.
The Uber driver alleges that he was directed down the flight of stairs by his navigation system inbuilt within the Uber application [yes, blame the app that can't defend itself].
An Uber driver in northern California definitely made a wrong turn.
The auto was stuck in such a way that two trucks had to be called to remove the vehicle from above the stairs, San Francisco Police Department officials said.
I've driven in this particular Safeway parking lot at the busy intersection of Church and Market streets many times, and it's admittedly unclear how to get out of the lot, but it's not drive-down-a-staircase unclear. However, according to people present at the scene of the accident said that the tow truck was using a cable to remove the auto but it snapped and the vehicle plowed into a public trash can, knocking off its screws. Naturally, after making the supremely embarrassing move, the first thing the Uber driver did was blame Uber's navigation system for leading the auto down the pedestrian stairway.
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