SFWeeky January 2, 2014 by Rachel Swan
It's been a rough year for Uber thus far.
Just four hours before the car-hire startup planned to ring in 2014 — ideally with an onslaught of high-priced trips through San Francisco's bustling downtown corridor — one of its contracted drivers allegedly hit a family in a Tenderloin crosswalk, killing a 6-year-old girl and critically injuring her mother and brother...
San Francisco Police spokesman Gordon Shyy just released the name and booking photo of the man who told police he was an Uber driver. The suspect, 57 year-old Union City resident Syed Muzzafar, is charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. We are waiting to hear back from Uber as to whether or not Muzzafar contracts with the company.