What an uber disaster.
A Manhattan real estate broker returning from a five-day destination wedding in Mexico was apoplectic when she discovered that her Uber driver had left her suitcase — containing $25,000 worth of designer clothes and accessories — on a city sidewalk, she told The Post.
Douglas Elliman broker Daniella Zakarya was exiting Ravi Kumar’s Toyota Camry on East 16th Street around 2 a.m. May 8 when she realized her suitcase wasn’t in the trunk.
That’s when Kumar admitted he accidentally left it on the sidewalk when he’d dropped off her brother on Delancey Street, she said.
“From 16th Street we shoot back down to Delancey,” Zakarya recalled. ”I saw all of my things sprawled all over the lanes on Delancey.
“It was my first cousin’s five-day wedding extravaganza so naturally you pack your best things — jewelry, shoes, clothing, sunglasses,” she said.
Her Dior sunglasses were shattered. Her Alexander Wang heels were twisted and cracked. Her Hermes dress was missing.
“My suitcase was ripped five different ways. It had been run over by a truck or a car multiple times,” she said.
“Basically my entire suitcase was destroyed because the driver was careless and forgetful and completely unapologetic,” she fumed.
So she’s suing Uber — which only offered to refund her $60 fare from JFK Airport — and the driver to refund the costs of the goods.
“We’ve repeatedly complained and they’ve said they’re not responsible,” said her attorney, Mark Shirian.
An Uber spokeswoman said, “We are looking further into this claim and will decline to comment on this active litigation.”
Kumar could not immediately be reached for comment.
Source: Read Full Article