Uber driver 'attacks' cancer patient

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Uber Driver 'Attacks' Cancer Patient


A cancer patient is speaking out after an Uber driver told her she deserves the disease because she cancelled a ride.

25-year-old Alexandra Craigle has been battling lymphoma since 2012, and on November 10th she requested to be picked up by the ride-sharing service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Just a minute later she decided to cancel the Uber pick-up and take a taxi instead.

She told the New York Daily News, "It was freezing cold, I was and still am suffering from shingles, am on liquid morphine, and didn't feel like waiting for the Uber driver to drive two avenues to me."

Even colder, the response she received from the Uber driver.

After informing Craigle that she's "not human," the driver texted, "I think you deserve what happened to you with such a [character.] You hang up the phone and cancel the trip ... go see a head doctor too."

Uber has since terminated the driver.

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The San Francisco based company released a statement saying, "Uber has a zero tolerance policy for abusive or threatening language on our platform, and as we have done in this instance, we immediately deactivate any driver found in violation of that policy."

Uber has also promised Craigle a free ride, but she says that her Uber-days are over. Instead she'll be using their competitor, Lyft.

Craigle vlogs about her cancer fight on YouTube. Check out her page for more information.

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