The hire-car war has been getting serious lately. The latest development regarding this is very gruesome. An Uber drives has been found guilty of assaulting a black cab driver at a taxi rank.
The hire-car rivalry has been building up since Uber has entered the taxi market across the United Kingdom. Many Protests have been made by black cab drivers calling out the Uber system to be illegal. The black cab drivers are facing huge losses due to this app. Many private car hire drivers are switching to Uber. The hire-car outbursts do not come as a surprise.black cab drivers are facing huge losses due to this app. Many private car hire drivers are switching to Uber. The hire-car outbursts do not come as a surprise.
Place of Incident
It is reported that Uber app operator Mohammed Dalim assaulted Jon Cox aged 49. The incident took place at a taxi rank right outside King’s Cross station in London. The two drivers reportedly got in to a prang and Mohammad hit the other driver on the head.
In the previous week the Highbury Magistrates convicted Dalim of assault. The court was informed of the war which is going on between the traditional taxi drivers and the Uber app drives. The place where this sad incident happened is in effect one of the main area of tension between the rivals.
The Actual Happening
The trouble started when Dalim, a former bus driver from East London nearly hit Mr Cox while he was setting up the Uber app for his next customer.
Mr Cox got upset and pulled alongside him calling out to him. Mr Cox said ‘didn’t you see me? What were you doing? ‘ Dalim rolled down his window and started to hurl abuses. He aggravated Mr Cox more by saying in a very distasteful manner that ‘Uber has taken over and your crying because you can’t pay your mortgage’.
Dalim went on to bump into Mr Cox’s stationary car. Dalim fuelled up the fight further by accusing Mr Cox of damaging his car. He jumped out of his vehicle and a physical fight took place in which Dalim assaulted Mr Cox.
Dalim was arrested on spot and denied the charged by saying this whole story was ‘framed’ by black cab drivers just to defame Uber.
However he court ruling has found Mr Mohammad Dalim guilty.