Uber Driver Facing Charges After Serious Crash
Many people in and around the Charlotte area use rideshare services like Uber on a regular basis. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of an Uber driver can cause serious harm to passengers and other people. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte car accident attorneys want to discuss a recent case in which an Uber driver is facing charges after his passenger was killed in a crash. We are dedicated to helping the residents of Charlotte secure compensation in the aftermath of a car accident.
This Uber Accident Was Devastating
We have learned that an Uber driver is facing charges after his passenger was killed in an East Charlotte crash earlier this month. The incident happened on East W.T. Harris Boulevard near Delta Lake Drive.
According to police, a female passenger had been ejected from a vehicle and was lying unresponsive in the roadway when they arrived. The 40-year-old, identified as Konjit Yohannes Frangulis, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Uber vehicle has been identified as Geoffrey Douglas Adams. Police say that Adams was driving his 2014 BMW south on East W.T. Harris Boulevard when he crossed a concrete median into opposing lanes of traffic. Police say he then ran off the road onto the grass shoulder, struck a utility pole, and crashed into two trees. They say the car then re-entered the northbound lanes before stopping. Frangoulis, his Uber passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt. Adams, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
Police say that Adams was not impaired, but that he has been charged with reckless driving and misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Uber Drivers And Vehicle Crashes
Uber keeps how many accidents occur due to their drivers a fairly closely guarded secret. Unfortunately, the state of North Carolina does not keep track of how many accidents involve rideshare vehicles. However, we know that these incidents occur, and this case shows us just how severe they can be.
Uber drivers are just like anyone else on the roadway. They have no particular driver training, and they use their personal vehicles to take people from place to place. When crashes happen while a driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up, Uber’s $1 million insurance policy is supposed to apply to anyone involved.
We Can Help You Secure The Compensation You Need
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, seek legal assistance today. Jon R. Moore at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, is here to help, whether your crash involved a rideshare driver or anyone else. His goal is to secure the compensation you need, which can include:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the driver or company