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Relatives of woman killed in self-driving Uber crash file $10M claim

Elaine Herzberg's husband and daughter filed a $10 million claim against Uber after the 49-year-old woman was killed last year in a crash.
Image: Cars go by the scene Monday, March 19, 2018, near where a pedestrian was stuck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode
Cars go by the scene Monday, March 19, 2018, near where a pedestrian was stuck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode late Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz.Chris Carlson / AP file

TEMPE, Ariz. — Two relatives of a woman killed when she was struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle have filed a $10 million claim against the Phoenix suburb where the incident occurred in March.

Investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Ariz.National Transportation Safety Board / AP

The Arizona Republic reports the previously undisclosed claim filed last fall against Tempe seeks $5 million each for the husband and daughter of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Such claim notices are a required precursor to possible lawsuits.

The claim says Tempe created a dangerous situation by installing a brick pathway across the median where people were not supposed to cross the road.

Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city does not comment on pending litigation but she confirmed that Tempe hasn't responded to the claim and that it was made about the tme when Tempe replaced the walkway with landscaping.