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Uber suspends its self-driving car tests after one of its SUVs was struck in Arizona

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, an Uber driverless car is displayed in a garage i
An Uber driverless car is displayed in a garage in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / AP)
(Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

After a self-driving Uber SUV was struck in a high-impact collision Friday night, the ride-hailing company is suspending tests of its autonomous vehicles while it investigates.

Officials say Uber’s SUV was operating on its own when it was hit by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.

Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn’t yield was cited for a moving violation.

An Uber statement Saturday said there were no passengers in the self-driving Volvo SUV at the time of the crash, but there were two operators in the front. No one was seriously injured.

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Police say the Uber rolled over onto its side as a result of the collision.

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