Lyft, driver sued over fa­tal col­li­sion with mo­tor­cy­clist

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - David Struett

The fam­ily of a mo­tor­cy­clist killed last month in a Pilsen neigh­bor­hood crash with a Lyft ve­hi­cle is su­ing the driver and the ride-shar­ing com­pany over his death.

The law­suit, filed on Thurs­day by fam­ily mem­bers of 41-year-old Nar­ciso Ledesma Jr., claims that the Lyft driver acted neg­li­gently when she caused the Oct. 30 crash, ac­cord­ing to a copy of the suit.

Just be­fore 5 p.m., Ledesma was rid­ing his mo­tor­cy­cle east on Cer­mak Road when he was struck by a Toy­ota RAV4 driven by a 36-year-old woman as she made a left from Cer­mak onto Throop, Chicago po­lice said.

Ledesma’s fam­ily says the driver was work­ing for Lyft at the time of the crash, didn’t use her turn sig­nal and failed to yield for Ledesma, who had the right-of-way, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. They are seek­ing more than $50,000 in dam­ages.

Lyft did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

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