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Drama for Lyft, passenger killed after being forced out of car

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charleskeyv
140 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Apparently the lyft driver claims the passenger gradded his steering wheel so he ordered him out of his car on the freeway where the passenger was struck and killed.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lyft-driver-fired-after-justin-lavelle-killed-during-los-angeles-ride-2018-2

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    odjel
    40 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    If this happened with an Uber driver it would be much bigger news. The media loves to hate uber.

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    SamanthaC8
    113
     4 years ago

    whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? poor driver.  for all we know, it was completely self-defense.   think that dude wo got punched int he head by a subway executive. 

    always have backward dashcam, folks.

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    HemiDodge
    362
     4 years ago

    There will definitely be more to this story.  Autopsy results, if it ever gets released, will clear some things up.  I'd hate to say it but there must be some fault on this dude who died.  and quite possibly drunk.  A driver wont randomly pepper-spray a paying customer who is sitting behind him, while he is driving, risking his own life while at it.

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      FitBitMeIn
      138
       4 years ago

      Not to mention that the man was hit on a freeway..and I don't think that happens taht easily.  "I'd hate to say it" (hehe), but a grown man, unless he is drunk, probably can survive standing on the side of a highway.  I mean, he even had a cell phone.

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    gennu
    40 Rider
     4 years ago

    No matter who was at fault, this is so sad. :(

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    eForceX77
    113
     4 years ago

    How can Lyft fire anyone if none of the drivers work for them?  They are all independent contractors.   

    All drivers have Lyft, Uber, and whatever else apps installed.  This dude just lost one of his apps.

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      eshughes77
      116
       4 years ago

      actually, if you look closely, it says Uber also deactivated his account. back to being a taxi driver.

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    babarett
    194 Rider
     4 years ago

    So terrible. :(