Calgary, Alberta — The Insurance Bureau of Canada says it will pay $1 million to a Calgary woman who said she was injured by a person with a heart attack who left her to die after a ride-share company refused to change its policy.
In an announcement Monday, the Insurance Bureau says it had received nearly 1,000 claims since its investigation into Calgary-based ride-sharing company Sidecar in late June.
The claims came after two women, both from Alberta, were injured by Sidecar’s driver in a ride in June.
They were found to have died as a result of the crash, according to the Insurance Board of Canada.
The driver was eventually arrested and charged with manslaughter.
“In a time of rising insurance premiums, this payout is a significant contribution to helping to offset the significant financial costs associated with our ongoing investigation into Sidecar,” said Rob Wilson, vice-president of insurance and reinsurance for the Insurance Information Institute.
The Insurance Board said it would pay $450,000 to the woman, who did not want to be identified because she has been a passenger in a vehicle owned by Sidecars.
She was awarded $1,000 for medical expenses.