A Lyft driver in Sacramento was brutally beaten by eight young adults after she refused to take them all in her six-passenger vehicle. The Sacramento Bee reports via driver Nakayla Hall's Facebook page that Hall was picking up her last fare of the night at 2:55 a.m. Thursday when a group of eight people she says were between the ages of 17 and 21 all tried to pile in her Lyft Plus. She told them she couldn't take them all and turned off her car to make her point, and that's when they started saying "F**k that" and pouring water on her.
Then, Hall says, two of the males began hitting her, and then two females came around the other side and were kicking and punching her. She was left with a major welt and a gash on her head.
Sacramento police are investigating the matter and they impounded Hall's car in order to search it for physical evidence.
On a GoGundMe page that has already well exceeded its $1,000 goal, Hall says that her primary job is driving for Lyft and she was just seeking help making ends meet until she can get her car back from the police.
“I just want drivers to be informed!” Hall wrote in a now deleted Facebook post. “We have a super amazing and fun job, but in order for us to take advantage of it fully we need to protect ourselves at all times and not be complacent when it comes to passengers! They are not all awesome people.”
Hall also spoke to KPIX in Sacramento, and tears up when she says she feared for her life and was afraid she'd never see her two young daughters again.
Lyft issued a statement to KPIX saying, "As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we deactivated the passenger from the Lyft platform. We stand ready to assist law enforcement in their investigation."