Deadly Uber crash leaves injured passenger’s mother with questions

This man was injured Sunday night in Atlanta while he was an Uber passenger.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

This man was injured Sunday night in Atlanta while he was an Uber passenger.

A deadly crash Sunday night involving an Uber driver has left the mother of an injured passenger with questions.

About 11:30 p.m., the driver suffered a medical emergency, and the vehicle crossed into northbound traffic near Ivan Allen Boulevard and West Peachtree Street and hit a utility pole, Atlanta police said.

The driver and both passengers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, and the woman in the rear seat died from her injuries, according to police.

Meanwhile, Ayanna Robinson, mother of the surviving passenger, is still shaken by what happened to her son, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“This was a very traumatic experience for anybody,” she told the news station.

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He had taken the Uber from his job in Marietta to southwest Atlanta, Channel 2 reported. The driver stopped to pick up another passenger.

But Tuesday, her son was unable to speak or move, so Robinson couldn’t help but wonder: Does the driver have a history of health issues? If so, why was she driving for a rideshare company?

“So that nobody else who has medical restrictions are driving for a company and then life is lost,” Robinson said.

Uber issued a statement on the incident.

“We are terribly saddened by this tragic incident,” a spokeswoman said, “and our thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of everyone involved.”

No charges are anticipated from the crash.

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