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Subject: 12 year old girl takes mom's ID to create UBER account and profile, for the sole purpose of being driven to nearby downtown Orlando Fl in dark of night, and jumped from 9-story parking garage, to her death. ...


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Parents consider legal action against UBER, citing despite the app’s policy against transporting minors, inadvertently droving the girl to her death.
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Date Posted: Sunday, June 09, 02:21:33pm


12-year-old girl took Uber alone to jump to her death, family says. ...
NYPost / By Jackie Salo
June 7, 2019

A 12-year-old Florida girl called an Uber to bring her to a parking garage to kill herself, and her family blamed the the company this week for her death, according to a report.
Benita “BB” Diamond, who is from Orlando, was picked up by a driver in the middle of the night on Jan. 10 despite the app’s policy against transporting minors, news station KCCI reported.

“If Uber had followed their policy, without a doubt, our daughter would still be here,” her father Ronald Diamond said Thursday at a press conference.

Her family said the girl took her mother’s phone to download the app then used a gift card she received for Christmas to pay for the ride.

While her parents were asleep, she was picked up in the Uber and driven to a nine-story parking garage, where she jumped from the top to her death, according to KCCI.

She left behind a note saying she was “past the point of return.”

“Uber took my daughter past the point of no return,” her dad said. “Nobody else did. We didn’t.”

The family said they’re now considering taking legal action to demand changes to the way Uber and other ride-share companies enforce their policies involving minors.

“This will happen to another child or teenager if I don’t do anything right now, if I don’t make sure Uber, or Lyft or any share-ride company enforces their policy,” her mom Lisha Chen said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “They have a policy in place, but if they don’t enforce it, it’s useless.”

An Uber spokesperson said the incident wasn’t reported in the last six months, but they are investigating and will take appropriate action, according to KCCI.

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https://nypost.com/2019/06/07/12-year-old-girl-took-uber-alone-to-jump-to-her-death-family-says/

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