http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-driver-charged-passenger-fatally-struck.html An Uber driver who had allegedly been working 21 hours straight has been charged after a passenger fell out of his cab and was fatally struck by a bus. The passenger, a 30-year-old man, died instantly when he was hit by the bus at a busy intersection in Sydney's CBD at 3.15am on a Saturday night earlier this year. Police will allege the Uber driver, also aged 30, caused the man to fall into the path of the bus when he accelerated his car at the traffic lights. Horrified onlookers said the man was dragged underneath the bus, suffering horrific head injuries. It's understood his two friends were still inside the Uber. Emergency services arrived moments later but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics were instead tasked with treating witnesses for shock. According to the Daily Telegraph, a group of security guards who watched the early-morning accident huddled together in the moments after the man's death. One guard was spotted vomiting into a garbage bin, while the devastated bus driver was heard saying he just wanted 'to go home' as he stood limply by a wall. The Uber driver has been charged with negligent driving occasioning death and is due to appear at Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court in the new year. The charge carries a maximum jail sentence of 18 months. 'This was a tragedy and our heart goes out to the family. Following the incident, we reached out to law enforcement and offered to help in anyway we could,' an Uber spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia in a statement. The spokesperson added that the Uber app had been updated in October this year - four months after the accident - to automatically log off drivers who had been online for 12 hours. It's understood the driver is no longer contracted by Uber.