May 23, 2017

In Latest Snafu, Uber Driver Strands Recovering Woman 75 Miles from Home



Uber is always in the news, often for the wrong reasons. And the latest incident with the ride-sharing company is no exception. When Holly Tennant called for an Uber to take her home after being released from the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas, she never expected for the driver to ditch her halfway, some 75 miles from her home in Lake Havasu.

Tennant was being treated at the hospital over Christmas after complications arose from multiple surgeries she had undergone over the past few weeks. She was taken to the hospital via ambulance, where she stayed recovering for two days. The only way for her to return home was with an Uber.

The woman says that she was unable to have her husband pick her up, as he had to look after her 94-year-old mother and 11-year-old son, who lives with autism.

Tennant said that after arranging for an Uber to pick her up, she fell asleep in the back of the driver’s Dodge truck before she woke up at the Chevron gas station in Palm Gardens, Nevada, some 75 miles from both Las Vegas and her home.

According to Tennant, she got in an argument with the driver, who […]

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