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‘I Don't Feel Safe': Uber Driver Says She Was Assaulted by Passenger in Miami

Images show the Uber driver -- who had been working with the ride-sharing service for seven months -- with a black eye and bloody lip

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A South Florida Uber driver says she was assaulted and beaten up by an irate passenger Saturday morning in Overtown.

The attack happened at around 10 a.m. near Northwest 1st Place and 13th. Sumey Martinez Arzuaga said the passenger wanted her to make two stops during the trip, and she told him to be quick about it.

That's when the passenger became angry and told Martinez to cancel the trip, she said. She then told him to cancel.

The passenger became more enraged and allegedly spit at her.

Martinez got out of the car and threatened to call 911. She and the passenger had a hard time communicating because she doesn't know English.

Martinez believes that's what seemed to set him off. He punched her in the face and ran off, she said.

"I don't feel safe anymore," she said, adding that she's not sure she'll ever drive for a rideshare ever again.

Images show Martinez with a bloody lip and a black eye. She reported the incident to police, who say they are investigating.

A South Florida Uber driver says she was beaten up by a passenger Saturday morning.

Uber didn't get back to NBC 6's requests for comment, but Martinez said a company representative called her at the hospital to check in.

Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene. Martinez said she went to Palmetto Hospital following the attack, where she received stitches to her lip and a tetanus shot and bloodwork because the man's spit went into her eye.

Martinez said she recently came from Cuba and has been working with Uber for seven months.

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