Multi-Vehicle Car Accident Captured on Google Street View

Monday, 15th October 2007 by

Please note that some or all of the objects mentioned in this post are no longer visible on Google Earth or Google Maps.

Last week Google updated their Street View coverage to include Chicago, Pittsburgh, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tucson - bringing the total number of Street View cities up to 15.

So far the most dramatic discovery in these new images has been made in Phoenix, Arizona, where the Google Street View Van has come across a pretty serious accident involving a Range Rover and an Audi in a collision at a junction.

Dramatically, the speed of the impact has actually flipped the Range Rover right over onto its roof. Fortunately however it doesn't look like there were any serious injuries on this occasion, as by the time the Google Van approaches a policemen is already on scene, but there doesn't appear to be an ambulance around anywhere.

So can anyone work out exactly what happened here?

Thanks to Fraser.