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Uber driver allows his passenger to car surf resulting in his death

Discussion in 'News' started by BurgerTiime, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. BurgerTiime

    BurgerTiime

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    Lyft
    http://longisland.news12.com/story/...-driver-caused-death-of-car-surfing-passenger

    HUNTINGTON STATION -

    An Uber driver has been charged in the car-surfing death of his passenger.

    The Suffolk County district attorney says the driver, who has not been identified, is charged with manslaughter.

    According to prosecutors, the driver caused the death by allowing the passenger to ride on the roof of his vehicle in September in Huntington Station.

    The passenger fell off the roof, hit his head on the road and died from head trauma.

    The driver is expected in court today.
     
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  2. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Can you say "natural selection"?
     
  3. " PLAY STUPID GAMES
    WIN STUPID PRIZES "!

    The driver should be charged with Manslaughter.

    What was the Best that could have come from this Scenario ?
    " My Last Diver let me do it "

    Concrete is firmer than bones.

    This is stupid on so many levels.
    Seat belts required in cars. So lets stand on the roof !

    Driver should lose license for 10 -20 years.
    Face Manslaughter charges.
    Someone is rotting in the ground now.
    For what reason ?

    And THIS
    IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF THING WHICH WILL TRANSPIRE FREQUENTLY WITH SELF DRIVING CARS !

    If Uber paid Attention to people ( and Human Nature) they would already know.
     
  4. BurgerTiime

    BurgerTiime

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Uber and Lyft use non-professionals that don’t take rideshare seriously. It’s estimated 65% are committing insurance fraud. They share accounts, take street hails, transport minors and allow open containers.
    You hire people with no job training, aren’t vetted, these types of accidents will regularly occur.
     
  5. Disgusted Driver

    Disgusted Driver

    Location:
    Raleigh
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I hear what you are saying but this is a special kind of stupid on both parts and they were lucky enough to beat the odds and find each other!
     
  6. Robo Cars are your Enemy now.
    Uber will not be " put back in the box".
    Robo Cars will sideline us all.
    If allowed.
    Shift your Focus

    Driver " FEARED FOR HIS RATING"

    So he became compliant submissive jelly as uber INTENDED !

    See.
    See how Uber Ratings CAUSE DEATH !

    Additionaly
    Uber ADVERTISES AS A SIDE HUSTLE !

    They are crying out for the unskilled.
    Driving off those of us who have Tried to make a Living of this.
    Those of us who faced Legal Peril to Establish Uber & make Uber available & reliable 24/7.

    All get what they deserve
     
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  7. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    This is what happens when 6 paxholes order an X.
    :cool:
     
  8. a grown man is responsible for his own decisions, actions, and results!!! the driver did not force him to do anything!!! he should NOT be charged!!!
     
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  9. The driver actively participated in illegal activity that resulted in DEATH !

    Lock him up until decedents family overcomes the desire to Kill Him !
     
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  10. yea youre right, that is true, the driver did step on it knowing that theres a guy on the roof!!! the driver did have a choice to do NOTHING, and yet he intentionally chose to step on it petal to the metal!!!
     
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  11. Suppose i allow one of my " FUTURE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" from Tulane or Loyola to " roof surf" on My car.
    And they DIE.
    Not only will their Rich family come after ME( and Uber)
    The Mayor of New Orleans will come after me also.
    I will be crucified as an example.

    No prison in the state will be safe.

    I take excellent care of my educated ignorant intoxicated young charges

    I SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME !
    There is nowhere to hide in prison.

    WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR KID !?
     
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  12. mrpjfresh

    mrpjfresh

    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Driving:
    UberX
    I honestly have almost no words for this level of stupidity. I would feel sorry for the driver (killing another person and ruining his or her own life) but whatever happened to having a frickin backbone?! Too many drivers just let these pax walk all over them, getting clowned on video while riders blow out their speakers or vomit all over them and their property. Sad that a simple "no" could have saved a life here.


    If everybody called an Uber,
    Across the USA
    Then everybody'd be surfing,
    Like Californ-I-A.
    You'd see em riding their Prius,
    The cool kids having a blast.
    Just don't forget your helmet,
    Or the ride could be your last.
    (They'll be surfing on the inside, outside, even on the roofrack, too)

     
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  13. 2
    college kids both drunk doing that is unfortunate but comprehensible.

    A SOBER DRIVER PERFORMING THAT KIND OF ENDANGERMENT IS UNEXCUSABLE.

    I truely feel for the family, the Victim, and Ubers Insurers.

    None of them Deserved this Idiot Driver to cross their path !
    The more i think of it, he Deserves 20 years !

    The knowing & planning exudes PREMEDITATION.
    MANSLAUGHTER 1ST DEGREE !
    ( teetering on availing to Murder charges with planning taken into consideration)
     

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  14. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow

    Location:
    no
    assuming this even happened, he would have had to have picked up a bunch of underage pax, that were drinking, and then be stupid enough to allow it to happen

    doesn't sound likely, especially since there is no evidence other than a story
     
  15. driver and the roofer - just how stupid can humans be?
     
  16. Do you Really have to ask ?

    ( there is a Reason " Do not insert vaginally" stickers had to be placed on hot curling irons.)
     

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  17. of course i really dont have to ask, but this is a forum meaning we can post question-like assertions that sounds like a dumb redundant question!!!
     
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  18. Bbonez

    Bbonez

    Location:
    USA
    Perhaps he pulled up and they asked if they could squeeze in one more. He said "no" so they left one behind. The one behind was drunk and pissed off so he ran after the car jumped on the roof and the driver hit the brakes causing the person to fall off and ultimately die.

    My point is we know none of the facts but already making judgments.
     
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  19. A DRIVER MUST BE REASONABLY EXPECTED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS OR INACTIONS.

    MUST WE MAKE THIS PART OF THE DRIVING TEST NOW ?

    Should we have a do not sleep under tire sticker on automobile fenders now?
     
  20. BurgerTiime

    BurgerTiime

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    Lyft
    “Special kind of stupid”
    [​IMG]
     
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