Published On: Wed, Jul 15th, 2015

Uber Settles Wrongful Death Suit

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick works with fourth graders during Cooking Matters,   a nutrition class taught by 18 Reasons,   a local partner of Share our Strength at Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco

Uber has reached an out of court settlement in the wrongful death suit by the family of Sofia Liu. The 6 year old girl was killed after she was hit by a car driven by an Uber driver.

On New Year’s Eve in 2013 Sofia, her mother and brother were run over by an Uber vehicle at a pedestrian crossing in San Francisco.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Christopher Dolan, attorney for the Liu family, said in a statement, “The family will only say that while nothing will ever bring Sofia back, they are grateful to the American judicial system for providing them a way to resolve the legal issues raised by Sofia’s death. They now hope to move forward as a family and rebuild their lives as best they can.”

An Uber spokeswoman told CNET, “The Liu’s suffered a terrible tragedy — and our hearts go out to them. While we cannot ease their pain, we do hope this settlement helps the family move forward.”

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