Sydney Wolf was hit and killed this past Sunday by a passing car after police say his Lyft driver kicked him and five other passengers out of the vehicle near Dewey Beach, Delaware, according to news reports. His surviving wife and two young daughters may have a case against Lyft and the ride-share driver.
Police told reporters the Lyft driver stopped the vehicle in the middle of a southbound lane on Coastal Highway after a disagreement with the passengers and ended the ride, demanding that all six get out.
The driver of a passing Toyota Corolla changed lanes to avoid striking the rear of the Lyft. Sydney Wolf had exited the right rear passenger seat and was standing in the roadway when the sedan struck him. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Sydney Wolf worked as a re-election campaign manager for a Maryland County councilmember and previously served as a former senior policy adviser for former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to ABC affiliate WJLA.
Similar Case to Sydney Wolf
Our law firm has represented many victims and their families in tragic cases involving Lyft and its drivers, including a starkly similar case in Texas in which a 25-year-old woman died after being kicked out of a Lyft in June. Her mother learned through media reports that an unidentified woman had been struck and killed on the roadway where her daughter had been walking home. Two days later, the local medical examiner confirmed it was her daughter.
In the death of Sydney Wolf, the driver of the Lyft who kicked him out of the vehicle has been identified by law enforcement, but no charges have been filed as of the writing of this article.
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