A pedestrian in Nob Hill was hit by a Lyft car last week. The accident happened on Friday and is one of many recent accidents involving ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber.
A passenger was reportedly in the car when it ran into an elderly woman around 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Venture Beat reports that the woman’s leg was fractured and that she was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.
In another accident, an Uber driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after hitting a family in the Tenderloin District on New Year’s Eve.
NBC Reports that 57-year-old Syed Muzaffar, of Union City, was arrested after fatally hitting 6-year-old Sophia Liu. The accident happened at the intersection of Polk and Ellis streets and also injured Sophia’s mother and brother.
Earlier this summer, Dolan Law Firm founding attorney Chris Dolan spoke at a rally against ride-share companies.
Dolan and others say that the insurance policies of Uber, Lyft and other ride-share businesses are inadequate to cover the personal injury costs of accidents. There’s also evidence that Uber and Lyft drivers are less safe than licensed cab drivers.
The Dolan Law Firm handles traffic accident cases in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, call us at 888-452-4752.