There are many times when a medical emergency suffered by a driver can cause a serious accident. Seizures, heart attacks, panic attacks, and a variety of other conditions can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle. Normally, a person diagnosed with epilepsy or similar conditions would have restrictions placed on their driver’s license. After an accident involving an Uber driver that seriously injured one passenger and claimed the life of another, a Georgia mother is seeking answers. WSB TV reports.
Ayanna Robinson found out that her son was in Grady Hospital’s trauma unit through a Facebook message.
Her son, Devonte, took an Uber ride from his job in Marietta to a location in southeastern Atlanta. He was sharing the ride with an older woman and, in order to make her more comfortable, Robinson moved from the back seat to the front.
At the intersection of Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard and West Peachtree Street the driver of the Uber vehicle suffered a medical emergency. The health emergency caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a utility pole.
Robinson was unable to move or to speak last Tuesday, leaving his mother with unanswered questions. The woman in the back seat died of her injuries.
Robinson wants to know if Uber was aware that the driver had a history of medical conditions that might affect their driving? If the driver did, why was she driving for a ride-share company?
A WSB TV reporter contacted Atlanta Police on Thursday. They said that the driver will not be facing any charges.
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