An Illinois amateur runner sued Uber in state court in New Jersey on Friday, claiming that a negligent driver caused a significant traffic accident last year. The accident resulted in Katherine Vesce being knocked unconscious and sustaining a "serious knee injury." Vesce was en route to the New York City marathon, but she was hurt so badly that she likely will be unable to run any marathons in the future.
The Illinois woman is now suing for negligence, fraud, and other allegations, and she's the latest person in a series of similar lawsuits filed against Uber in recent years. Many of the cases make related claims that Uber’s safety and training procedures are woefully inadequate and can result in this type of unsafe behavior by drivers.
In January 2017, Matthew Luber, one of Vesce’s attorneys, also sued Uber on behalf of a man who said he was beaten up by his driver on a wintery evening in Philadelphia.