BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Palm Beach County woman is suing Uber, claiming its driver was so incompetent that he stopped in the middle of an I-95 exit ramp, causing a multi-car crash.
According to the lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Eccleston Blake was driving for Uber on or about November 17th, 2021. That’s when the suit says he was transporting Palm Beach County resident Erin Wendell. Inexplicably, Eccleston — while exiting I-95 at Broward Boulevard — stopped his vehicle due to debris in the road. The suit claims he never looked behind him or drove the car around the debris, he just stopped on the exit ramp. As a result of the sudden stop, another car slammed into the back of Eccelston’s vehicle.
The crash left Erin Wendell with what her attorneys describe as bodily injury resulting in “pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, hospitalization expenses,” and more. The suit seeks in excess of the $30,000 statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
The suit also names Salim T. Khoury as a defendant. Khoury is the driver who allegedly slammed into the Uber carrying Erin Wendell that suddenly stopped on the exit ramp.
Erin Wendell is represented by Attorney William Price in West Palm Beach County. Uber did not immediately respond to the suit.
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