A Luxe valet driver was behind the wheel of a jeep when it collided with a BMW in San Francisco and left one person dead, as first reported by CNET.
On April 27, the valet driver was in a Jeep when it collided with a BMW making a left turn onto San Francisco’s Embarcadero. The gruesome accident trapped the couple in the BMW.
The San Francisco police department is still investigating the accident.
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The collision is the first time a Luxe valet driver has been involved in a fatality. Luxe is an on-demand startup, similar to ride-sharing service Uber. Luxe’s customers use its app to order a valet, who then picks up the customer’s car and drives it to a secure parking lot. At the push of a button, a customer can have their car returned to them.
The valet is now inactive on the platform pending the investigation, and the company is cooperating fully, a Luxe spokesperson said.
“We are aware of the incident involving one of our valets, which occurred on April 27 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero near AT&T Park. We are cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department and because it is an open investigation we are not able to comment further,” said a Luxe spokesperson.