- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An Indiana couple is suing Uber over a fatal fight with a Kentucky driver they say pulled a gun on them last summer.

The Courier Journal reports the lawsuit by Natalie Strand and her husband, Gregory Strand Jr., accuses Uber of not protecting customers or properly vetting Michael Wallace. Louisville Metro police have said Wallace had a history of medical problems.

The lawsuit filed this month says the Strands wanted to add an extra person to their ride, causing an argument and fight. It says Gregory Strand disarmed Wallace and held him in an arm lock. It says Wallace told the Strands he couldn’t breathe and later died at a hospital.

Uber said it can’t comment on the lawsuit. Its policies say drivers shouldn’t accept additional passengers for safety reasons.

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Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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