Uber driver allegedly bashed passenger within the head with a hammer
Not all Uber rides are protected. Patrick Karajah, a 26-yr-previous Uber X driver, has been accused of attacking a passenger with a hammer and leaving him by the aspect of the street in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights district. SF Gate reviews that the sufferer and a few pals have been picked up at a bar round 2 a.m., and alongside the best way they received right into a struggle over the route Karajah was taking. Karajah then allegedly kicked them out of the automotive and proceeded to repeatedly bash the sufferer within the head with a hammer. The sufferer is presently in restoration however is struggling critical accidents and head trauma. Karajah pled not responsible to the cost of assault and is at present free on $one hundred twenty five,000 bail.
There’ve been previous incidents with Uber drivers as nicely — one was accused of kidnapping a membership-goer in Los Angeles, whereas one other in San Francisco was apparently bodily and verbally abusive. The incidents appear to be few and much between, however they do add credence to the current report by San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys that alleges Uber, Lyft and different ridesharing providers haven’t been compliant about driver background checks.
Replace: Uber spokesperson Eva Behrend has responded with the next assertion.
Security is Uber’s #1 precedence. We take stories like this critically and are treating the matter with the utmost urgency and care. It’s also our coverage to right away droop a driver’s account following any critical allegations, which we’ve finished. We stand prepared to help authorities in any investigation.
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