Road rage: Driver, passenger brawl on London street
The incident, which was filmed on a smartphone by a passenger in another Uber taxi, took place yesterday morning at Angel in Inslington, London. It was filmed by a passenger in another Uber taxi right behind the fracas.
PR boss Seb Bench told the Evening Standard that he was on the way to a client meeting in a Uber Exec BMW cab when the Uber Toyota Prius that can be seen in the footage cut in front, causing the BMW to clip its wing mirror on a passing lorry.
According to Mr Bench, the two Uber drivers got out of their cars to remonstrate with each other – at which point the passenger of the Toyota Prius got involved, turning a heated argument into an ugly fracas.
— Seb Bench (@sbench) August 5, 2015
The passenger, who is wearing a light pink shirt, appears to throw a number of punches in the ensuing melee, with the driver at one point ending up on the ground.
“My guy was obviously angry and there had been pushing and shoving in the first round. But the [other passenger] was full-on aggressive,” he said.
An Uber spokesperson said: “Uber has a zero tolerance policy to violence from both riders and drivers on the platform and we have reached out to those involved to get more information.
Yesterday, a road rage incident also occurred in Karachi when a group of rowdy boys opened fire on vehicle of Wasim Akram. However it didn’t involve any fist fight. But initially the incident was reported as terror attack before Mr. Akram clarified himself the entire episode.