Quebec needs to do more to ensure safety of ride-sharing cars, coroner says

By CBC News Ottawa, February 11, 2018

Quebec's auto insurance board needs to do more to ensure the vehicles used in ride-sharing services meet basic safety standards, a provincial coroner said following an investigation into a fatal 2016 crash.

The coroner's report examined a collision that occurred on Highway 40 between Ottawa and Montreal. It claimed the life of Katy Torres, a 30-year-old PhD student who was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that swerved into on-coming traffic and slammed into a van.

Torres was using the ride-sharing service Amigo Express to get to Montreal at the time of the accident. The driver and another passenger were seriously injured.

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