3 Women Sue Uber For Negligence
THREE WOMEN IN CALIFORNIA SAY UBER HASN'T DONE ENOUGH TO WARN PASSENGERS ABOUT POTENTIAL DANGERS OF FAKE DRIVERS
(CNN) – A new lawsuit accuses Uber of negligence in attacks against passengers.
The suit was brought on by three unnamed women in California on Friday.
It says nine people were sexually assaulted by ‘fake Uber drivers’ between September 2016 and February 2018 in Los Angeles.
In the complaint, they argue that police alerted Uber several times about fake drivers targeting intoxicated women leaving nightclubs in the L.A. area but that Uber failed to adequately warn passengers.
The LAPD declined to comment and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department could not be reached for comment.
The women’s representative also declined to comment.
The suit claims Uber’s readily available ‘print at home’ labels with the Uber logo make it easy for fake drivers to deceive customers.
More than a week ago, University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was kidnapped and killed after getting into a vehicle she thought was the Uber she ordered.
Police are reminding passengers using services like Uber and Lyft to double check the license plate, name and profile picture of the driver before getting into any vehicle.
Uber said it hasn’t seen a copy of the lawsuit, but said the company has been working with law enforcement and the community for years to educate passengers about fake drivers.