Uber Eats Driver Attacks Elderly Couple: Company Takes Action with Suspension and Assistance to Law Enforcement

Honolulu, Hawaii – Uber Eats has taken action against a delivery driver accused of attacking two elderly individuals last week, leaving them injured. The company released a statement condemning violence on their platform and expressing that such behavior is unacceptable. The driver responsible has been removed from the app, with Uber Eats cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.

The assault took place at 1671 Kalakaua Ave, resulting in a 72-year-old woman sustaining a serious head injury and a 65-year-old man suffering minor injuries. Surveillance footage captured the brutal attack by a man on a moped, who then fled the scene. A case of second-degree assault was initiated, but as of now, there have been no reports of any arrests made in connection to the incident.

Property Manager Puni Wilcox described the harrowing experience of being attacked by a delivery driver after trying to address his parking in a reserved spot near the Ala Moana area. Wilcox recounted the driver lunging at her and her partner before discovering that he was delivering their Uber Eats order. Unfortunately, her partner required surgery on his lower back due to the assault, with his recovery process slower than anticipated.

Despite the trauma they endured, Wilcox expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support received from both the local and mainland community. She emphasized the presence of kindness and support from strangers, demonstrating the enduring spirit of Aloha in the face of adversity. However, she also requested privacy during this challenging time to focus on her partner’s care.

The incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers faced by delivery drivers and the importance of maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all parties involved. Uber Eats’ swift response to the situation highlights the company’s commitment to addressing and preventing violence within its platform, ensuring the safety and well-being of its users remains a top priority.