A second lawsuit was filed against Uber and the drivers involved in the fatal pedestrian crash that killed one UF student and injured four others.


Michelle Berglass, a 19-year-old UF student, filed a lawsuit against Uber and the owners and drivers of the cars that hit her and four other students as they stood on a sidewalk near West University Avenue. She is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

According to her complaint, she sustained life-threatening injuries and a traumatic brain injury.

Berglass was one of five UF students injured and hospitalized following a Jan.16 crash that killed Sophia Lambert, a 19-year-old UF theatre first-year.

Three days after Lambert’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drivers and car owners involved in the crash, Berglass filed a complaint Feb. 26 for auto negligence against Uber, Portier LLC, Benjamin Piper, Boris Stoyanov and Veselin Stoyanov, according to a complaint filed in the Alachua County Circuit Court.

The father of Maggie Paxton, an 18-year-old UF student who died in a hit-and-run a few blocks west of the incident on University Avenue, also filed a wrongful death lawsuit on her behalf on Feb. 24.