Breaking News: Uber Crash in Center City Philadelphia Injures 4, Including Police Commissioner
The recent car crash involving Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw is a sobering reminder that even those in positions of authority and power are not immune to the dangers posed by unsafe rideshare drivers.
On March 29th, 2023, an Uber driver ran a red light at the intersection of 15th and Race Street, causing a multi-vehicle crash, investigators report. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and her driver were two of the four people taken to the hospital following the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 846 fatalities and an estimated 139,000 injuries in crashes involving red-light running in 2022. These accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities and are entirely preventable. Negligent and reckless driving not only endangers the driver but also everyone else on the road.
Rideshare companies - like Uber and Lyft - proudly proclaim in advertising campaigns that their drivers are safe. But when an accident occurs, these companies disclaim all responsibility for the actions of their drivers.
The Oakes Firm has litigated numerous rideshare cases across the country. Because of our unrivaled experience, we can demonstrate that these rideshare companies exert a significant level of control over their drivers and are therefore responsible for their actions. If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, call us as soon as possible so we can preserve critical evidence needed to prosecute your case.