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Uber Sued Over Child's Death in San Francisco


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A memorial at the intersection of Polk and Ellis streets, where a 6-year-old girl was struck and killed on New Year's Eve.
Sara Bloomberg/KQED
A memorial at the intersection of Polk and Ellis streets, where a 6-year-old girl was struck and killed on New Year's Eve.

Ride-service company Uber is facing a wrongful death lawsuit over a collision that killed a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco on New Year's Eve. Sofia Liu was hit by a car driven by one of Uber's contractors. But Uber maintains the driver was not on duty for the company at the time of the accident. What does the suit mean for riders, drivers and for the rapidly expanding ride-service industry?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Levine, professor of law at UC Hastings College of Law
  • Jon Brooks, contributor to KQED's News Fix blog who has been following the ride-service industry

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