June 9, 2017 — A Dallas woman who was paralyzed in an Uber car accident has filed a lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of inadequately screening its drivers for safety.
In November 2015, 23 year-old Sarah Milburn took an Uber that was ordered by a friend after a night out in Uptown Dallas to celebrate a birthday. She got into the 3rd-row seat of a Honda Odyssey.
Her driver, Anan Yusufzai, sped through a red light and the Uber was T-boned by a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Fitzhugh.
Sarah was rescued and taken to the ICU at Baylor University Medical Center. Tragically, her spine was crushed and she was permanently paralyzed from the chest down. She says:
“It could have been anyone. Millions of people trust Uber with their lives, and they obviously aren’t doing it the right way.”
In January 2017, she filed a lawsuit accusing Uber of putting passenger safety at risk by failing to adequately vet its drivers. Lawyers say Yusufzai had a criminal history and was driving an uninsured vehicle that belonged to someone else.
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