Did The Google Street View Car Run Over A Donkey In Botswana?
The Google Street View car has seen it all — literally. From capturing people tripping on the sidewalk to a shooting on the South Side of Chicago, it has witnessed every scenario possible. Now, it has apparently run over a donkey in Botswana.
A picture emerged on Twitter of the donkey laid out on the dirt road, and it is believed it was taken by the Google Street View car itself.
The dust billowing from the donkey shows that it may have just fallen after being hit by the vehicle.
If Google users move up the road a bit in Google Maps, they can see the donkey standing there uninjured.
This has led many to believe that the Google Street View car ran over the donkey, and the picture of it lying on the road apparently dead was taken by its rear camera.
Google has claimed that the donkey was already laying on the road when the Street View car drove through, but photographic evidence proves otherwise.
“Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously,” a Google spokesperson said. “A review of our imagery confirms that we did not cause any harm to the donkey.”
Accidents happen, so it’s just best for Google to admit it instead of having a lame coverup.
Stephen Willard | Elite.