Lyft Driver Sues Over App's Safety Rules Following Shooting

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By Jonathan Capriel (April 4, 2022, 7:10 PM EDT) — A former collegiate athlete who was paralyzed while driving for Lyft Inc. in the Chicago area after a passenger shot him has filed suit against the ride-sharing giant, claiming it created an unsafe environment for its workers by not requiring users to register their identities and keeping drop-off locations secret.

Pape Cheikh Thiam, who played as a forward for the Chicago State University men’s soccer team, claims his career was cut short because of Lyft’s gross negligence and defectively designed app, according to the lawsuit filed on Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

“To date, Lyft has done nothing to assist…

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