Lyft driver gets a savage beating for driving too slowly (video)

Lyft passenger assaults driver for driving to slow (Image Source: YouTube Screenshot/WNBC)

For many, driving with the rideshare service Lyft has allowed a welcome stream of revenue. But one driver may rethink his choice after a video of passenger assault was caught on video.

Eduardo Madiedo picked up two passengers — a man and a woman — in Queens, New York on Thursday and was asked to drive them to Mount Sinai Hospital. About 10 minutes into the drive, the male passenger took off his shirt and looked to be in some kind of physical distress. Traffic in the area became congested and the male passenger told Madiedo to speed up and go around cars.

When Madiedo refused to break traffic laws, the passenger became irritated and attacked the Lyft driver. Blow after blow, rained down on Madiedo as he pulled over the car and struggled with the passenger. The car finally pulled over and both passengers exited the vehicle.

Police are now looking for both passengers and Madiedo is now looking for another line of work. He stated to  WNBC-TV, “I feel like I have to start looking for a new job at this point or a new form of income.”

The video of the attack can be seen below.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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