An ex-staffer for former New York governor Andrew Cuomo was hit by a car and killed after a Lyft driver kicked him out onto the highway.
The staffer, Sidney Wolf, and a few of his friends were kicked out of the Lyft ride in Delaware late Sunday.
“As the group was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway all in the same vehicle, a disagreement occurred between the group and the Lyft operator,” police said in a statement.
According to reports, a Toyota Corolla struck Wolf after the driver tried to avoid hitting the Lyft.
Wolf was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The Lyft driver took off and the ridesharing company said he has been permanently removed as a driver.
NBC News reported:
A one-time staffer of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was killed after he was ordered out of a Lyft and got struck by a car in Delaware Sunday, authorities said.
The man, identified by Cuomo on Twitter as Sid Wolf, and five friends had ordered a Lyft to pick them up in Dewey Beach and take them to Bethany Beach, according to Delaware State Police.
The Lyft driver stopped in the middle of a lane and “demanded all six passengers exit the vehicle,” police said.
A 2016 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 27-year-old man, was traveling toward the car when it stopped abruptly, and changed lanes to avoid hitting the Lyft, according to police. But the driver didn’t see people had gotten out of the car and struck Wolf.
Andrew Cuomo released a statement on the death of his former staffer.
“Shocked & saddened to hear this tragic news. Sid was a phenomenal public servant who worked relentlessly for the betterment of all NY’ers” Cuomo said.
“My heart goes out to Lindsey & his two young daughters,” he added.
Shocked & saddened to hear this tragic news. Sid was a phenomenal public servant who worked relentlessly for the betterment of all NY’ers
My heart goes out to Lindsey & his two young daughters
Gov Cuomo staffer killed after being ordered out of Lyft https://t.co/ODiGaWRez3
— Andrew Cuomo (@andrewcuomo) July 26, 2022