Uber driver attempts to drive down stairs in San Francisco, gets stuck

Uber driver gets stuck on staircase, of course blames navigation app

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.

App-based cab service Uber in partnership with the Telangana government, today flagged off the first 100 cars under the Driver Empowerment Programme. The driver said he was on his way to pick up a third passenger to add to the two he already had on board during his Uber Pool ride.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

NCAA Women's Final Four Features Familiar Faces — Mitch's Sports Report
Brunson made a career as an National Basketball Association player and is now an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has been a rising star in the sport - just like his dad, Rick Brunson, a retired National Basketball Association player.

BidaskClub Upgrades Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) to "Sell"
Robert Rodriguez increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 48.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jonathon Jacobson increased its stake in Shire Plc ( SHPG ) by 324% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Donald Glover Tweets 'Deadpool' Animated Series Script
Posting a script from the proposed finale of the show , Glover proved that the series was much further along than first thought. He later says, "It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different to get it".

Cavaliers ban fan who made racist taunt directed toward Spurs' Patty Mills
According to Spurs forward Kyle Anderson , the fan was sitting near the basket in the first row. "Hey, Jamaican dog. Watch Mills talk to an Australian TV station about "being strong and taking the high road" below.

Apple's retooled iWork suite includes Pencil support
The company is also rolling out features that will allow users to create books in Pages, using an assortment of templates. As expected, Apple is releasing updated versions of its iWork apps with support for Apple Pencil.

Other news