Woman dropped off on side of I-25 by rideshare driver killed in hit-and-run: ‘something that a normal human being just doesn’t do’

Woman dropped off on side of I-25 by rideshare driver killed in hit-and-run: ‘something that a normal human being just doesn’t do’

Thoughts continue to be about the lethal pedestrian crash on Interstate 25 that happened immediately after midnight New Year’s Working day.

Thornton Police say a female was dropped off on the side of Northbound I-25 in the vicinity of the 470 interchange by a rideshare driver. She then walked into the roadway, and was hit by two automobiles and killed. Just one of the autos did not cease. 

Monday, Law enforcement arrested 33-year-outdated Adam Wooley of Frederick and billed him with hit-and-run involving demise. Wooley turned himself in as the driver of the darkish pickup truck that sideswiped the woman and did not quit.

Nonetheless, on social media, numerous are concentrating their anger on the rideshare driver. Thornton Law enforcement now say the lady was traveling in the rideshare with good friends when she got sick in the car or truck. Law enforcement say the rideshare driver pulled more than on I-25, and the occupants terminated the trip. It was to begin with claimed that the driver was the one who terminated the ride. It now appears various passengers have been left on the aspect of the road.

“A lot of queries,” mentioned Jonathon Douglas, an attorney with Denver Particular Damage Attorneys. “It seems that this girl was still left on the side of the road, and not just the highway, I-25. That’s very shocking.” 



Thornton police have said the rideshare driver has no criminal liability in the woman’s dying, but Douglas states civil liability must be explored. 

“Was it correct or was it negligent that this driver remaining their rider on the aspect of I-25?” Douglas asked. He suggests it truly is too early to say whether or not this woman’s household may well have a circumstance towards the driver. 

“We’re not very confident specifically what took place in that rideshare, but we’ve bought a circumstance where by it wants to be investigated,” claimed Douglas. 

“Irrespective of whether or not this is felony by this driver, it really is just one thing that a usual human staying just does not do,” mentioned veteran Uber driver Michael McManus, a Dillon-centered driver with 17,000 outings beneath his belt. 

“There may be far more to it than we know, but my knowledge claims we gotta care, we have somebody’s existence in our fingers,” McManus stated. 

He states there are other avenues the driver could have taken, like refusing the journey if the passenger appeared intoxicated, charging her a cost for cleaning his automobile, and exiting the freeway just before dropping her off. 

“Uber tells you if you really feel unsafe you can drop the passenger off, but I never feel they tell you you can do so on the side of a busy interstate,” McManus said. 

Thornton law enforcement say the rideshare driver was contacted and cooperated fully.