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Uber driver attacked by passenger

A passenger allegedly threw a chemical substance onto the driver when they reached the drop off point.

The online ride-hailing service Uber. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – An Uber driver has been seriously burned in an attack by a passenger in East Town in Johannesburg.

It's understood the passenger threw a chemical substance onto the driver when they reached the drop-off point.

He then allegedly then hijacked the Uber, leaving the driver on the side of the road.

ER24'S Werner Vermaak says he sustained serious burns to his face and hands.

“The man was in a serious condition and taken through to hospital. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by the police.”