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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Nilsson v. General Motors (Negligence)

General Motors settled a lawsuit filed by Oscar Nilsson, who alleged that GM’s self-driving Chevrolet Bolt knocked him off his motorcycle in a crash in San Francisco in December 2017. Nilsson claimed he was riding behind a Bolt when, suddenly, the car veered into his lane and knocked him to the ground, causing him shoulder and neck injuries. The San Francisco Police Department determined Nilsson to be at fault for the collision because he was attempting to pass on the right. The police report also claimed that the Bolt aborted its lane change, and that the GM employee behind the wheel of the vehicle attempted to steer away from the motorcyclist but was too late to avoid contact. GM acknowledged the aborted lane change in a crash report filed with the state but didn’t admit fault.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/1/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. Undisclosed
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database