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Uber slapped with lawsuit after car service driver punches model in the face for driving slow

By Mason White 4:55 PM December 23, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
The company that operates the popular car service app Uber, was slapped with a lawsuit after a driver punched a woman in the face for driving slow in traffic, according to court documents in Pennsylvania.

Lorena Delp was in her car on the 1300 block of Sansom Street in Philadelphia, when Djamel Khelife started hitting the window, trying to get her to move.

Khelife was cursing and spitting at her window after she warned him not to touch her car. When she got out of her car, Khelife punched the woman in the face, causing injuries to her nose.

He also ripped her shirt, Delp claims in her lawsuit. The assault was stopped after two bystanders intervened. The police were called and they arrested Khelife.

He was charged with assault, recklessly endangering another person and aggravated assault.

The civil lawsuit names Khelife and Uber as defendants, and seeks damages of more than $50,000 on charges of assault, emotional distress and negligent hiring by Uber.