Uber Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving Driver Who Hit, Killed 6-Year-Old In San Francisco

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of a six-year-old girl who was hit and killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco in 2013, after their attorney brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the company alleging multiple counts of negligence in January 2014.

The six-year-old girl was run over and killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve in 2013. She was in the cross walk with her mother and brother when the driver hit. Though he was logged into the Uber app at the time of the accident, he didn’t have any passengers in his vehicle.

“The [family] suffered a terrible tragedy, and our hearts go out to them,” an Uber spokeswoman said in a statement. “While we cannot ease their pain, we do hope this settlement helps the family move forward.”

The Los Angeles Times says the settlement wasn’t revealed, and the family has filed to keep the terms confidential, as the girl’s brother was also injured in the incident and is a minor.

When the family’s attorney filed the lawsuit back in 2014, Uber had issued a statement noting that because the driver “was not providing services on the Uber system during the time of the accident,” the company wasn’t responsible.

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