BEVERLY HILLS—The family of an 85-year-old Beverly Hills man who was struck and killed last year by a car driven by an Uber employee is now suing the company and its driver Albert Hakoupians. The widow and three sons have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.
The victim’s widow Shahin Ohebsion Dayani and their three sons Hank, H. Sean, and Hooman Dayani filed their wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday, August 2 in Los Angeles Superior Court. The family is seeking unspecified damages. Uber spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said that the company does not comment on pending litigation.
According to reports, Davoud “David” Dayani was struck after he was walking in a crosswalk at Foothill Road and Third Street on December 8. He was hit by a 2015 Toyota Prius that was driven by Hakoupians while he was on the clock with Uber. Dayani succumbed to injuries that he sustained five days later.
The plaintiffs suspect that at the time of the collision, that Hakoupians was distracted using an electronic device to communicate through Uber.
According to Westside Today, the family notes in their suit that they lost the financial support Davoud Dayani would have provided had he lived. They were forced to pay burial and funeral expenses for their loved one.