An Uber accident in Charlotte, North Carolina left the ride-share passenger dead and the Uber driver charged by local police with reckless driving and misdemeanor death by vehicle. The incident took place mid-day on a Saturday afternoon when 57-year-old Geoffrey Adams was driving his 2014 BMW 535i southbound on East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Adams’ vehicle crossed the highway’s median and entered the opposite side of the highway, then ran off the road.
An Orlando-area Uber accident that claimed the life of a passenger has led to the driver being charged with driving under the influence and other charges. According to local police, the driver’s arrest followed a two-month investigation.
A forty-year-old woman was killed in an Uber accident, and though the accident remains under investigation, the ride-sharing company has announced that the driver has been banned from providing driving services for their company for life.
A ruling by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge about an Uber accident is calling national attention to the company’s mandatory arbitration agreement, and plenty of people are now reconsidering their use of the ride-sharing service. The case involved an Uber ride that left Jillian Kemenosh in critical condition, and judge Abbe F. Fletman ruled against the company’s assertions that they could not be sued over the accident.
An Uber accident that left a 37-year-old pedestrian in a skilled nursing facility months after the incident has led to a personal injury lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of responsibility for the serious injuries that the man suffered. The incident took place on May 14th in Seattle, when Jonathan Stroh and a coworker from the world-renowned Candis restaurant were walking on a sidewalk and were struck by a Prius being operated by an Uber driver. The passenger in the Prius, a 72-year-old woman, was killed.
A woman who suffered life-changing injuries while riding in a Lyft vehicle is suing both Lyft and Uber, saying that the ride-sharing companies’ process is causing driver distraction that leads to Lyft and Uber accidents.
Jimena Martinez suffered significant injuries in a June 29th, 2017 Uber car accident in El Paso, and she wants the ride-sharing company to pay. According to a lawsuit filed less than a year later, since the time of the accident she has incurred medical bills of well over $80,000, including for shoulder surgery that she was forced to have after physical therapy failed to return her to normal.
Following the death of 6-year-old Sophia Liu in an Uber accident in 2013, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has found the rideshare driver guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, while the company had already agreed to an undisclosed amount in her family’s wrongful death lawsuit.
It has been a few months since the Uber accident that grabbed headlines across the nation, when a self-driving car being tested by the ride-sharing company fatally struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona. Now, police have completed their report on what happened, revealing that the Uber driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was watching the television show The Voice instead of paying attention to the road in front of her.
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