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On Monday, an Uber driver in New York was found guilty of killing a passenger on his motorcycle.
The trial of Anthony Schlosser, 35, ended in a hung jury on Tuesday, but the verdict was overturned by the judge on Wednesday, with the jury deadlocked on the question of whether the driver’s actions were reasonable.
It was also revealed on Tuesday that Uber’s internal review of the accident had determined that the driver had engaged in “unreasonable” conduct, including driving too fast, speeding, ignoring traffic signs, and failing to use lights.
The crash happened on New Year’s Day in 2016, when Schlossers car was stopped by a woman driving a minivan, and when the woman pulled out her cellphone to call 911.
Uber said that the woman had been travelling in the wrong direction on the highway, and that Schlosses car hit her as she tried to cross a red light.
Schlosser was not charged with murder, but prosecutors argued that the case should be treated as manslaughter, and argued that Uber should be held responsible for the consequences of his actions.
“Uber’s decision to not seek liability is wrong, but it’s also wrong for Uber to do the wrong thing and leave a rider dead,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
A trial for Uber’s driver, Anthony Schlosser, in the New York City fatal crash involving a motorcycle rider. “
This verdict sends a clear message that a driver’s death cannot be tolerated, and Uber should immediately reverse its decision to take action against Anthony Schlosler,” Vance added.
A trial for Uber’s driver, Anthony Schlosser, in the New York City fatal crash involving a motorcycle rider.
In response to the verdict, Uber’s president of US operations, George Barra, said in a statement: “I’m deeply disappointed in the court’s decision.
We’ve already addressed the issues raised in the trial, and we’re confident that Uber will continue to work closely with the district attorney’s office to defend our riders, drivers and drivers’ families in the months ahead.
Uber continues to make changes to improve safety for our riders and drivers, and our drivers will continue in the streets to continue making the roads safer for everyone.”
Uber’s safety team will continue reviewing the trial to determine whether there are any further legal options for the company.
Read more: The trial also heard that Schlosers insurance company was negligent in the accident, with its insurer paying $2.5m (£1.8m) in claims for damage to Schloss’s car and for the loss of his medical insurance.
At the time of the crash, Uber had just been acquired by a company called Lyft, which is owned by ride-hailing giant Lyft.
Both companies have since started raising money to fund their own investigations into the crash.
More: Uber was fined $500,000 for violating California’s vehicle insurance law by not having a driver in the vehicle at the time it hit the motorcycle, but did not have any drivers in the truck at the crash site.
As part of the settlement, Uber agreed to conduct a new safety investigation of its drivers, but that process will be delayed until next year.
Following the verdict in the Schlossler case, Uber issued a statement that said: “We have long said that we will work with the police to identify the people who committed the accident and ensure that Uber drivers receive the appropriate compensation.
We have taken the steps we’ve taken in this case to prevent future accidents and will do so again, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and look forward to continuing to grow our network.”
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