Uber driver to cancer patient: you deserved cancer and are "an animal"

What's as bad or worse than threatening journalists whose stories you don't like? Threatening cancer patients on their way home from radiation.

Alexandra Craigle is a cancer patient undergoing radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She ordered an Uber to take her home after getting blasted by the linear accelerator, which as I can attest from personal experience can be traumatic, and exhausting to every single cell in your body like no other experience you will ever have in life. I cried every time, and still experience PTSD from it.

Alexandra had to cancel her Uber order request one minute after initiating it, and says the shitbag driver she canceled became abusive by text and phone voicemail in the most horrifying way imaginable.

Below, Alexandra explains what happens in her own words. I used Uber regularly during treatment and never experienced driver abuse, but it happens, and this is the worst example I've heard of in some time. How nice of Uber to have offered her a $30 ride credit in return. How very nice.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the ride service company replies to Boing Boing:

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. While the vast majority of Uber driver partners provide five-star trips with each ride, when a driver fails to meet the level of service and courtesy Uber riders know and love, we take action immediately.

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