Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cab company in Monday deaths had many violations--The Argument Against Uber Had Been Safety

By Mark Murray, Sep 08, 2015 NBC News

The taxicab company whose driver struck and killed a young man and woman on North Broad Street early Monday has been under investigation by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission nearly two dozen times in the last five years, and has paid thousands of dollars in fines for infractions and safety violations, state records show.

Around 4:30 a.m. Monday, Amanda DiGirolomo of Phoenixville and Bryan Botti of Baltimore, both 25, were crossing in a crosswalk at Arch Street when they were struck by the northbound Rosemont Taxicab Co. car, police said.

DiGirolomo was pronounced dead at the scene. Botti died at a hospital shortly after. No charges have been filed in the case. On Tuesday, authorities said the investigation could take weeks.

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