On New Year’s Eve, a few hours before the city’s festivities kicked into gear, an Uber driver hit three pedestrians, killing one of them. 6-year-old San Francisco resident Sophia Liu died after being transported to San Francisco General Hospital.
After learning of Liu’s death, Uber was quick to point out — arguably in an attempt to distance itself from culpability — that the driver wasn’t carrying an Uber passenger at the time of the accident.
… What responsibility are transportation network companies willing to take when things go wrong? In the case of the Uber the answer appears to be none.