The Asheville Police Department in North Carolina is currently looking to locate Anthony Bruce Campbell. The ex-rideshare driver has one open warrant for felonious restraint.
On April 27, the police department responded to a call for service after Campbell diverted from his passenger’s requested route. Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the incident and Campbell was terminated from his position with the rideshare company.
Anyone with information on Campbell, who is described as a bald white male with hazel eyes, 37 years old, 6’2”, and weighing approximately 225 pounds, is encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department.
To encourage safe ridesharing, the Asheville Police Department is asking riders to consider the following safety tips:
- Confirm you are getting in the proper vehicle. Apps through Uber and Lyft provide users with detailed vehicle and driver information. Double check the car’s description, license plate number, and the driver’s name before getting into the vehicle. If something does not match up, cancel the ride and report the incident to the rideshare company.
- Share your ride details in real time. Rideshare apps allow you to send updated information and route details to friends or family. This includes information about your expected arrival time. The authorities can be contacted if you do not arrive on time.
- Ride in the back of the vehicle. It’s recommended to place as much distance as possible between yourself and the driver—which means not riding in the front seat.
- Avoid paying in cash. Rideshare programs typically charge riders’ credit cards, which means cash should never be exchanged. If a driver asks you to pay in cash, it’s recommended you cancel the ride and exit the vehicle as quickly as possible.
At this time, it is not clear which rideshare company Campbell drove for. This story is still developing.
If you’ve been injured or harmed by a negligent rideshare driver, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your losses. Depending on the situation, filing a personal injury claim against the driver or rideshare company could result in monetary awards for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The Rideshare Law Group represents rideshare accident victims on a nationwide basis. If you believe you have a case or would like to learn more about your rights and legal options following an accident, contact us today. We’ll review your situation and help you determine if filing a claim is the next right step for you.