Uber and Uber driver Sued after Bicyclist’s Death

On November 14, 2021, Kenrick Elwin McKoy, who was driving for Uber, dropped off a passenger at the airport. Mr. McKoy claims he was checking his phone’s Uber app to confirm his next passenger when he suddenly saw Joseph David Chase, Jr. on his bicycle. He was riding in the middle of the road. Mr. McKoy tried to avoid hitting Mr. Chase’s bicycle from the rear but failed.

Law enforcement responded to the scene. Per the incident report, Mr. Chase was found lying on the ground with a bruise on his head. Blood was also noted to be near his head. He was found to be wearing a reflective vest and helmet. Additionally, he had working front and rear lights on his bicycle. While Mr. Chase was initially noted to be breathing, he was unresponsive. Mr. Chase was transported to the hospital; unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and died the next week. A wrongful death suit was filed against both Uber and Mr. McKoy. Per the petition, Uber and Mr. McKoy were “negligent, careless, reckless, wanton and grossly negligent.”

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