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Published on Aug 3, 2021 at 8:01 am in Uber Accidents.

An Uber passenger in Durham, North Carolina, has been killed in a crash involving multiple vehicles. Keep reading to learn more about this developing story.

According to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper, the accident involved two vehicles traveling north on the Durham Freeway. The driver of one of the vehicles was speeding when they hit the back of the Uber. As a result, the Uber driver hit a guardrail in the median. The Uber passenger was ejected from the vehicle.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. near the Ellis Road exit. The Uber vehicle came to a rest at the median, while the other car flipped and overturned in the road. As a result, the surrounding stretch of highway was closed for a period of time. As of now, it has reopened.

The identities of those involved in the crash have not been released. However, it is known that the passenger who died was 26 years old. The others involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Uber has yet to respond to this incident, and it’s unclear if charges will be pressed. WRAL continues to investigate this accident.

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Unfortunately, this is not the first fatal accident we’ve seen in North Carolina involving an Uber driver. If you’ve been injured in a crash, you may have grounds to take legal action against the driver or the rideshare company. To learn more about your legal rights and options, a Rideshare Law Group attorney can help. Contact us today.