autoevolution
 

Uber Driver Accused of Hammer Attack by Passenger

Well, we got protests from the regular taxi drivers against the Uber service so far, with some countries and cities banning the app but now comes the users’ turn to be upset as one rider got attacked by a black cab’s driver with a hammer.
UberX car 1 photo
According to a SFGate report, an Uber driver is accused of seriously injuring a passenger by hitting him on the head with a hammer in San Francisco.

Patrick Karajah, 26, who was driving for the basic UberX service, picked up two men and a woman from a club at about 2 a.m on Tuesday. They got into an argue over the route he was taking and at one point the driver forced the victim and his friends to get out of the car near the intersection of Ellsworth Street and Alemany Boulevard.

After the victim was out of the car, Karajah struck him on the side of the head with a hammer and then drove away. The authorities found the man slipping in and out of consciousness on the sidewalk, suffering from severe fractures and trauma to the head.

Karajah was later arrested at his home but he pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury after which he got free on a $125,000 bail.

“We take reports like this seriously and are treating the matter with the utmost urgency and care,” said Eva Behrend, an Uber spokeswoman. “It is also our policy to immediately suspend a driver’s account following any serious allegations, which we have done. We stand ready to assist authorities in any investigation.”

 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories