LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) — A Los Angeles grandmother who drives for Uber says her passengers attacked her Friday evening.
The 51-year-old woman trying to earn extra money said she asked the two men she had just picked up to not slam her car door. That’s when one of them grabbed a thorny rose from a nearby bush and hit her in the face with it.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
“My children flashed before me, that’s how scary it was for me,” the driver, who wishes to stay anonymous for safety reasons, told CBS LA.
The men eventually took off and jumped into another Uber.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center
The driver says she wanted to warn the other driver, but Uber doesn’t have a phone number for its drivers to contact the company.
Now she wants an emergency line for drivers.
Uber says it’s looking into the situation and has suspended the passengers’ access.MORE NEWS: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar