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06 Jan

Uber/Lyft Auto Accidents

Grand Theft Uber

Police are looking for a group of juveniles who they say stole a 73 year old Lyft drivers vehicle then crashed it into an occupied school bus the very next day. 

Columbus Police said the alleged grand theft auto happened on April 11th in the 1500 block of Stonegate Square North.

At approximately 2:30 p.m, police said the 73 year old woman was hired to pick up her fares. When she showed up the juveniles, four boys and one girl, “ripped” her from her 2015 silver Chevy.

Police stated the woman pleaded with the teens. One tee reportedly said “You’re the chosen one for the day.” The woman sought help at a neighboring residence and was able to call 911.

Police said the three juveniles fled the crash. One juvenile, a girl, came back to the scene. Police say they are still searching for the others.

 

Rideshare Insurance Policies

Rideshare companies require their drivers to carry personal insurance as well as their own rideshare insurance policy usually covering up to 1 million dollars in coverage. This serves as a protective policy for passengers that suffer injuries in auto accidents caused by the rideshare drivers. 

 

Were you hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver?

Under Ohio Legislation, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and drivers of other vehicles may not have access to the full 1 million dollars of liability insurance covering uber and lyft drivers and passengers. Contacting an experienced Auto Accident Personal Injury Attorney will help to maximize the settlement amount paid out by the insurance companies. 

Call a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney at (614)-453-0971 if you have suffered injuries due to an Uber/Lyft Auto Accident.

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