Pedestrian Hit by Noiseless Electric Car in France

December 8, 2011

A noiseless electric car, lorded for its role in a brand new car-sharing program in the French capital, has knocked over a pedestrian – who apparently didn’t hear it coming.

Police say she was struck Monday as she crossed a street against the light, hours after the Paris’ Autolib’ program started. The woman was hospitalized, but police say her life is not in danger.

Le Parisien daily cites police as saying she didn’t hear the car coming.

The fleet of small electric cars was introduced with great fanfare on Monday, a follow-up to Paris’ hugely successful bike-rental program.

Police are investigating the exact circumstances of the accident.

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