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Why Did A Street View Driver Leave the Scene of An Accident…Make that Two Accidents

September 19, 2013

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According to BBC reporter Zoe Klineman,

A Google Street View car hit two public transport buses and a truck in the city of Bogor, Indonesia.

Police said the car driver hit the first bus, appeared to “panic” when the bus driver responded angrily, and tried to drive off.

But in doing so the vehicle hit a second bus and then the truck, according to local media reports.

It is unclear whether anybody was hurt at the scene. Google has confirmed that an incident has taken place.

“We take incidents like this very seriously. We’re working closely with local authorities to address the situation,” Vishnu Mahmud, head of communications for Google in Indonesia, told news agency AFP.

Ms. Klineman also found social media photos of the accident post here (make sure you click the “show” button on the first post).

So here’s the problem:  Why would a corporate driver leave the scene of an accident in a “panic”?  And in such a panic that he hit not one, but two other vehicles?  So an accident involving a total of three vehicles and who knows how many passengers, pedestrians, you know, human beings?

Why wouldn’t a corporate driver call the police and get an accident report?

But then again, if you saw a Street View car on your block, would you immediately think that the Street View camera was a cover for a wi-fi sniffer?  What if the car had a different logo painted on the side:  “Google WiFi Sniffer–organizing your email so the world can know you better” or something like that.

You don’t think the driver panicked because he knew he was up to something that he didn’t want the police to find out about, do ya?

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