Lyft Inc. was sued Tuesday by a woman who claims one of the ride-hailing service’s drivers left her in the middle of a busy Marina del Rey street, where she was struck and injured by a hit-run driver while trying to cross the roadway.
Sara Corcoran’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges negligence by Lyft and driver Edward Shin. She’s seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
A Lyft representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
The suit states that Corcoran used the Lyft phone app to summon a driver on Dec. 3, 2014. Shin picked her up and dropped her off in the center of Lincoln Boulevard near Mindanao Way after missing the stop Corcoran requested, her suit says.
Corcoran reached the right lane of southbound Lincoln, where she was hit by a driver who left the scene, the suit states. Shin saw the accident, then returned and picked up Corcoran, who needed medical treatment for fractures of her left shoulder and neck, her suit states.
The plaintiff alleges Shin and Lyft were negligent in dropping Corcoran off in the center of a busy street and that the company should have known that he was an “incompetent and reckless driver.”
— City News Services