Pregnant Uber passenger allegedly kicked out by driver in London after "loud music" disagreement


A pregnant woman and her husband have allegedly been chucked out of an Uber in London for asking to have loud music turned down whilst enroute to the labour ward.


According to the man, they were allegedly kicked out of a white Toyota Prius being driven by a driver named Mohammed.

Taking to social media to vent his anger, Keivan Zokaei, wrote: "@Uber my pregnant wife and I were kicked out of Uber last night. Cold pitch-black street near Regents Park in London. I explained we were on our way to Labour Ward @ThePortlandHosp. All happened after my wife asked driver to turn down loud music he was playing."

Zokaei continued to explain how the alleged incident left his wife feeling "cold, scared and in distress" following the incident which took place on New Year's Day.


Zokaei added: "My wife broke down into tears and we had to hail a black cab using an App. Luckily baby was unharmed. @Uber_Support have ignored three messages. It's a disgrace!! I'm outraged and I encourage everyone to stop using them. Unsafe + unprofessional #ubercestover."

Zokaei's wife was left "squatting on the side of street near Regents Park" while the two waited for their black taxi to arrive, who got them safely to the hospital.


Uber have since replied via social media, saying: 'We understand this is not the experience you expect when you request a ride. We are currently reviewing your concern and will be in via in-art and email as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.'


Uber are currently appealing a decision made by transport regulator Transport for London to refuse the ride-sharing app a new operating licence in the capital.


The decision was made following a number of safety concerns, including a number of drivers gaining access to the app's driver platform illegally.


Uber are currently allowed to continue offering their services in the capital while the appeal is ongoing.


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