GM sued by motorcyclist injured in crash involving self-driving car

A San Francisco man is suing General Motors after a collision between his motorcycle and a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt.

Oscar Nilsson claims in his lawsuit that he was driving behind a Bolt in San Francisco in December when the car began to change lanes. As Nilsson attempted to pass the Bolt, the self-driving vehicle “suddenly veered back into Mr. Nilsson’s lane,” knocking him to the ground, the lawsuit alleges.

Nilsson claims in his suit that he suffered injuries to his neck and shoulder, forcing him to take time off work.

General Motors has a different version of events leading up to the crash.

The company says in a statement to ABC News that the motorcyclist merged prematurely into the Bolt’s lane.

“Safety is our primary focus when it comes to developing and testing our self-driving technology. In this matter, the SFPD collision report stated that the motorcyclist merged into our lane before it was safe to do so,” GM said in its statement.

The San Francisco Police Department crash report did not assign blame for the collision, and no citations were issued at the crash scene.

continue with video: ABC News

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