In a tragic incident, a woman from Mumbai got her leg fractured due to the negligence of an Uber driver, who refused to take her to the destination and instead left her around a dark dense area in the outskirts of Aarey Forests in Mumbai. The woman named Priyanka Singh took to Twitter to share her horrific incident with the uber driver named Sushant. She narrated the entire incident through a post, after which the Mumbai Police and Uber itself came forward to help her.
Priyanka booked a cab using the Uber cab service from Goregaon East for Borivalli at 10 pm. Recalling the incident, she said that while crossing the Aarey Forest range, her cab driver told her that he is running short of gas and asked if he could detour towards Goregaon itself.
However, in the meantime, the driver spoke to someone on the phone and then insisted that he wasn’t going to Goregaon as the gas station had long queues. He then changed his mind and decided to go to Andheri instead. When Priyanka questioned him, he asked her to get down of the cab. She refused to follow him and asked him to drop her to the destination or at least to the main road from where she can get a conveyance. He didn’t buzz and the woman had to left the cab. Though she refused to make the payment.
Walking down the dark road, she fell down in a pothole and fractured her ligament. She was then spotted by the by-passers on the road and was rushed to the hospital.
Check out her tweets here:
This is how Twitterati reacted:
In her tweet, she posted an official complaint band wrote, “Dear @UberINSupport @Uber_India because for your smart driver I am shattered, hurt, in pain & feeling unsafe in #mumbaicity @MumbaiPolice @CPMumbaiPolice @NCWIndia.”
Mumbai police agreed to help her and tweeted, “As per our discussion on phone. We have Informed Aarey Police Station.”
Uber even replied to her tweet and wrote, “So sorry to hear this. This is absolutely not the sort of experience we’d like you to have. Please provide your registered phone number via DMand we will follow up.”
Many Twitterati even urged to ban the app-based facility due to driver’s rude behaviour and rash driving.
Too much for a woman’s safety!