Google’s Street View team photos flaming van of death

Oct 8, 2009
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Google has found that its street view service has landed it in a bit of trouble since it debuted. There was the time when the Street view team was driving around military bases making detailed maps that terrorists could use for starters. Then there is this photo the Street View team captured in front of someone's home with their van on fire.

I wonder if the person driving the Street View van even bothered to stop and tell someone that the van was in flames or if they called 911. Gizmodo reports that the red truck you see in the background was able to be moved.

Shortly after the red truck moved the van reportedly blew up. Thankfully no one was hurt and we did get this rather cool photo from the debacle. Hope the owner was insured. I bet some kid is pretty mad that their hula-hoop burned to the ground too.


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