Early Thursday morning, March 15, 2018, two cars were involved in a serious head-on collision in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles. Unfortunately, one woman lost her life in this tragic accident.
According to CBS Los Angeles, this crash happened around 1:45AM on West Olympic Boulevard. The two cars involved in this crash were a BMW Sedan and a white Toyota Prius. At the time of the accident, the driver of the Prius was working as an Uber driver with at least 1 passenger in the car.
Reports aren’t clear on how many people were involved in this crash or how many were taken to the hospital. Safety officials only said that one woman died as a result of her injuries in this crash.
My News LA later reported that the woman who died in this accident was an Uber passenger.
Possible DUI Cause
In a statement to the press, the LA police said they believe the woman behind the wheel of the BMW might have been driving under the influence of alcohol. She was later booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
Legal Rights of Uber Passengers
Recent estimates suggest about 50 million people have an Uber account on their phone. As of today, Uber passengers are entitled to $1 million in liability as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Anyone who’s a victim of an accident while traveling in an Uber car has the legal right to peruse compensation for any time lost at work, pain & suffering, and medical bills that resulted from the accident. Families of loved ones who are killed in an Uber accident can seek compensation as well.
Contact us for Help With Ride-Sharing Accidents
Any driver or passenger who is injured in an Uber accident should take a look at our Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer web page or contact us as soon as possible for a free and friendly consultation and case evaluation. Even though another driver or an Uber vehicle may have good insurance, it doesn’t mean that those insurers will want to pay out. In fact, many insurers attempt to limit or deny claims. During your free consultation we will explain all of your legal options to you and offer you advice which is in your best interest.