"Do no evil" is the company’s motto, but one of the company’s Street
View drivers still managed to kill a baby deer while photographing a
road in upstate New York.
While gathering street images for its Street View website in one of its
mobile camera cars, the driver ran over and killed a baby deer in Rush,
An understandable distraught driver contacted the local police and Google itself.
Street View operations manager Wendy Wang, later issued an explanation and apology on the official Google Maps blog.
"Gathering the imagery for Street View requires quite a bit of driving;
as such, we take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, accidents do
happen — as some people have noticed, one of our Street View cars hit
a deer while driving on a rural road in upstate New York. Due to
several user requests using the "Report a concern" tool, these images are no longer available in Street View," she wrote.
"The driver was understandably upset, and promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google."
The incident was recorded on Google Maps (here), but has since been blacked out by Google.
On the next page are the pictures Google blacked out….