As reported by local news media, a Toyota Corolla driven on the wrong side of Highway 1 near Paloma Ave in Pacifica collided head-on with a Nissan Altima driven by an Uber driver at approximately 2:30 a.m. on 12/25/15. The collision caused the untimely and tragic death of Jason Gilbride, age 25, of Pacifica, who was the Uber passenger, as well as the driver of the Corolla. The Uber driver is reportedly severely injured and hospitalized at San Francisco General Hospital.
As I have described in a previous blog entry, Uber provides its passengers with $1 Million of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in addition to the mandated $1 Million of liability insurance. Thus, regardless of how fault for this accident is attributed, there are substantial insurance proceeds available to compensate the Uber-related victims of this horrific accident and their families, albeit never enough to truly compensate them for their devastating loss.