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GoFundMe Raises Over $55K for Bangladeshi Lyft Driver Killed in Car Crash in Queens

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A GoFundMe campaign set up for a Bangladeshi Lyft driver who died after an alleged drunken driver T-boned his car in Maspeth in Queens, New York, has raised over $55,000. 

The incident: Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving with a passenger when a Ford Explorer driven by Erik Chimborazo crashed into his Toyota RAV4 at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Elliott Avenue at around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, reported WLNY.

Lyft and Uber Drivers Accused of Refusing Asian Riders Because of Coronavirus Fear

The coronavirus outbreak has apparently made people more brazen in their discrimination against people of Asian descent as Lyft and Uber passengers are reportedly being treated unfairly by racist drivers.

In recent weeks, a growing number of drivers from the ride-sharing platforms are reportedly using the novel coronavirus as an excuse to refuse Asian passengers, reports CNBC.

Here’s How Much Uber and Lyft Drivers Earn Per Ride Across Major Cities in the U.S.

For anyone looking to make some extra money on the side, driving for Uber or Lyft may eventually cross your mind. We’ve heard stories of Uber drivers making $250,000 while on the job, but just how much does the average driver actually make?

SherpaShare, a financial analytics site, lets Uber and Lyft drivers track their earnings. The site collected data from more than a million drivers between January and May of 2015 to gain the average fair price per ride in 20 major cities. Here’s what they came up with: