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Family of Child Killed by Uber Driver Wants Uber to Take Responsibility

Excerpt from San Francisco Business Times

Jan 08, 2014 10:00 am

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The family of a 6-year-old girl who was killed in a crosswalk by an Uber-affiliated driver in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve wants the high-profile startup to be held liable for the accident, which also left the child’s mother and brother injured.

San Francisco-based Uber Technologies has acknowledged that Syed Muzzafar, a 57-year-old Union City resident, was an approved partner driver but he was not working an Uber call at the time of the accident, which happened at 8 p.m. in the intersection of Ellis and Polk Streets.

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