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KHQ.COM - The crash happened on Valentine's Day but newly released video shows a Google self-driving Lexus SUV striking the side of a public bus in Silicon Valley. The SUV was supposed to turn right but swerved to avoid hitting sandbags near a storm drain. Since testing began in the Spring of 2014, Google says their cars have been hit nearly a dozen times but this is the first time Google has taken responsibility for a crash.

The low-speed collision still caused a lot of damage to the SUV. Photos show the front left-side crumpled from the impact. The car also had a flattened tire and the radar that Google installed to help the SUV perceive its surroundings was torn off. 

A Google employee was in the driver seat at the time, as is required by law so that the person can grab the wheel in case of an emergency. No on was hurt in the collision. 

Google reports that their self-driving cars have driven between 400,000 and 500,000 miles since testing began. 

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