How Safe Are Some Food Delivery Drivers Behind the Wheel?

November 27, 2023

With delivery apps, it’s easier than ever to get your favorite food delivered to your door. However, some food delivery drivers have not driven. Inside Edition’s investigative team found over 1,000 civil lawsuits filed since 2016 alleging that delivery drivers for DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats caused accidents. One delivery app driver, Todd Burton, slammed into and killed a woman while she was crossing an intersection. He made 1,000 deliveries between the incident and before he pleaded guilty. Another driver, Andrew Burgher was charged with killing Silvia Velasco, while under the influence and making a delivery. Burgher pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. Doordash, Uber Eats and Grubhub say their apps do not encourage unsafe driving and they perform thorough and periodic background checks on all drivers. Doordash also says they have started a new program allowing drivers to earn a regular wage without worrying about the number of deliveries they make.

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