Woman blames baby's death on Uber after she was rear-ended by Uber driver

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

CHICAGO — The mother of a stillborn baby is suing Uber and an Uber driver, citing alleged negligent driving that resulted in injuries and the death of her baby.

Jamaira Crawford filed a complaint June 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that while she was seven-months pregnant, she was stopped in traffic on June 11, 2016, when she was allegedly rear-ended by the Uber driver, who was transporting two Uber customers. 

As a result, Crawford claims her stomach collided with the steering wheel, causing the placenta to detach and resulting n the loss of her baby. The stillborn baby was delivered by Cesarean section on June 15, 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the Uber driver was driving without keeping a proper and sufficient lookout, failed to slow down to avoid the collision and failed to honk his horn to ensure her safety.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment for an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdiction limits of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, plus costs with interest and other relief the court deems fair and just. She is represented by Stephanie Nathanson and Michael Peterson of Law Offices of Stephanie K. Nathanson in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-006039

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