The Uber driver who switched places with his passenger so he could take a nap in the back seat — only to wake up with the fare leading cops on a high-speed chase and then crashing the car — is now blaming everyone but himself for the smash-up.
Former driver Corey Robinson, of Philadelphia, says in his lawsuit that in agreeing to take the wheel, passenger Juan Carlos effectively became a “servant or agent” of Uber.
So now both the passenger and Uber now owe him money for taking him on an April 2, trip from hell, the sleepy driver claims in seeking unspecified cash damages in a Bronx Supreme Court lawsuit.
“I was getting really sleepy and started swerving on the road, so I asked him to drive,” Robinson, 43, told the New York Post in an April 5 news clip attached as an exhibit to his lawsuit.
Robinson had been driving Carlos, of The Bronx, to college in upstate Herkimer, NY, according to the clip.