Throat cancer survivor 'dragged out of Uber because she couldn't talk properly'

Throat cancer survivor 'dragged out of Uber because she couldn't talk properly'
Published: 2016 October 10 21:31:16 (6624 Views)
A cancer survivor who was left with a speech impediment claimed an Uber driver dragged her out of his cab because she 'wasn't talking properly'.

Sam Barbic claimed the driver screamed at her and pulled her by the arm from his vehicle outside her London home on Thursday.

Five years ago, the set designer had to have her voice box removed and replaced with parts of her intestine after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

The 45-year-old said: 'I got the standard Uber text saying he had arrived, so I went downstairs to find him. I walked round the corner and saw the car, but he drove off.'

Sam claimed she called the driver, but despite him saying he couldn't understand her, he came back and she got into the cab.

The woman, from Kensal Rise, said: 'I was stunned. I asked what the problem was and explained I had had throat cancer and that was why my voice was funny.



'He just kept saying: 'Get out the car, get out of the car now'. The more I tried to explain to him the more he insisted I get out.

'He then got out of the car and opened the passenger door screaming at me to get out. I went to get out of the car and he took hold of my arm to ensure I got out of the car.'

Sam, who wears a scarf to cover up her scars, said she was left 'in shock' by her treatment.

After she complained to Uber the woman was told the matter was resolved, but claimed she later received a £5 cancel fee.

Uber has since pledged to investigate the incident, a spokesman said: 'We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Sam. We're looking into this as a matter of urgency.

'We're waiting to speak to all parties so we can fully investigate this incident and take the appropriate action.'



Source - Metro

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