[By Raisa Habersham]
An Atlanta woman claims faulty brakes on an Uber scooter she was riding caused her to be thrown from the device and suffer serious injuries.
In a lawsuit filed last week in Fulton County Superior Court, Zella Turner’s legal team says the “dangerous” brakes made the device unstable, causing their client’s crash in January. Turner, a mother of five, suffered head injuries in the accident at the intersection of Peachtree Street and John Portman. Turner required 15 stitches to her head and underwent reconstructive facial surgery.
“She’s still dealing with neurological issues and is being evaluated for that,” said Alan Holcomb, one of her attorneys.
Ninebot and Segway were also named in the lawsuit as they design Uber’s electric scooters and bikes.
Uber declined to comment on pending litigation.