Man Forced Out Of Lyft Ride Dies On Highway
On Sunday, July 24th, 2002, a Lyft driver suddenly halted and demanded that all passengers exit the vehicle, despite being mid-route. Where the Lyft driver stopped was not just anywhere, it was in the middle of a busy road, which forced a group to be abandoned on Delaware highway. Based on reports by Delaware State Police, the crash occurred between 1:44 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., when six friends ordered a ride together back to their residence in Bethany Beach from Dewey Beach.
The group was traveling southbound on U.S. 1 when an argument supposedly arose between one passenger and the Lyft driver. Police state that the Lyft driver stopped the car in the very left lane of the highway and demanded that the group get out immediately. A man of 43 years from Clarksburg, Maryland got out of the vehicle on the right side and was hit by a passing 2016 Toyota Corolla, who was attempting to change lanes in order to not strike the Corolla, and didn’t see the man on the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement is still on the search for the Lyft driver, who fled in what may have been a white Honda Pilot.
Now if you were to ask what the team at Barry P. Goldberg thought about this incident, we would tell you that this is an example of a victim who died in a rideshare accident. The Lyft driver decided to end the ride short, which contributed to one of the passengers losing his life. In a situation like this, the surviving family members of the man who died may have a claim against the Lyft driver or company for what went wrong during that ride. What we can do is investigate the accident and may potentially uncover even more evidence that means a lawsuit should be filed. When someone is injured or dies because of taking a rideshare accident, everyone involved should be questioned, the Lyft driver in particular.
Why did the driver force the passengers out of the vehicle? Is the Lyft driver liable for the loss of companionship and pain and suffering of the deceased’s family? Was this gentleman a provider financially for the home, and now his family will go through monetary hardship, on top of the grief they are already feeling?
This is when a Lyft accident lawyer San Fernando Valley CA clients and families trust should be sought for legal guidance. When terrible accidents happen, there are times when an individual or company is responsible. There are legal remedies for situations like this, where it appears there is fault that someone should be held accountable for. If you, a relative, or friend has recently gone through a personal injury accident like this, then we urge you to contact our law firm as soon as possible for support.