Uber Driver Arrested For Allegedly Hitting Bicyclist on Purpose - NBC Bay Area

Uber Driver Arrested For Allegedly Hitting Bicyclist on Purpose



    Road Rage Behind Uber Driver Hitting Cyclist: Police

    Police say road rage was behind a violent run-in between a bicyclist and an Uber driver in San Francisco. On Monday night, the cyclist was in the hospital and the Uber driver is in jail and there are renewed questions about the safety of rideshare drivers. NBC Bay Area’s Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015)

    A bicyclist suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collarbone when an Uber driver allegedly struck him on purpose with his car on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco's Fisherman Wharf area, according to police.

    The ride-booking service driver, identified by police as Emerson Decarvalho, 38, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a vehicle shortly after the collision at about 1 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of North Point and Taylor streets.

    According to police, the 45-year-old victim was bicycling near the intersection when he reached out his hand and struck the window of a black four-door Toyota Camry.

    The driver of the Toyota allegedly retaliated by intentionally hitting the victim with the car, knocking him from the bicycle and rendering him unconscious, police said.

    Police and emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the victim to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.

    Decarvalho was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail, police said.

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