Woman robbed on Uber ride suffers miscarriage


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: The woman, who was robbed by a Uber driver on her way home to Puchong on May 21, has suffered a miscarriage.

Sales assistant Wong Mei Yan, 26, who was over a month into her pregnancy, told a press conference Saturday, that she suffered a miscarriage about a week after the incident.

She said she would take legal action against the share ride firm for emotional distress and loss as a result of the incident.

Wong had booked a ride home through the e-hailing app at around 9.30pm.

She claimed that she did not notice that there was another passenger in the front seat or that the driver had a low ranking.

She only noticed a "small thin man" when the driver started talking to him.

Wong claimed that she did not speak to the driver until he started going the wrong direction despite her giving directions.

When they reached the One Puchong business centre, the passenger seated in front held a knife at Wong and forced her to surrender her valuables.

Wong pleaded not to be harmed as she said she was pregnant.

They dropped her off at Koi Kinrara and was helped by a motorist who later took her to the police station.

Police arrested the driver at the R&R Pagoh in Muar, Johor on May 24.

 

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