Don’t Talk and Ride?
Apparently some people are sick of hearing your conversations. And some of those people just might be giving you a ride.
An Australian Uber driver who was tired of listening to his riders obnoxious conversations apparently took his dislike to the next level recently, tossing 24 year old Sascha Pangallo from his car when she wouldn’t hangup after work.
New Cars, Same Crazies?
If you live in New York, or any other cab toting metropolitan city, you’re well aware of cabbies attitudes and overall disrespect for those in the backseat. We had hoped with Uber that those choosing to drive us from point ‘A’ to ‘B’ would be a happier bunch of people, but that isn’t always the case.
After being tossed from the car, Pangallo was run over by the cellphone-hating driver, and dragged behind the Uber, leaving her with a broken leg, a blood clot, and an array of cuts and bruises.
The driver has since been let go, and Uber has agreed to help authorities locate the man in any way they can help.
While this is hopefully a one time incident, let this be a reminder to all you phone addicts out there: the rest of the world is tired of hearing your personal conversations. So hangup the phone, be in the moment, and it wouldn’t kill you to start a friendly conversation with your cab driver… it might even save you from being run over.