Uber Driver Shot, Crashes into Ferguson Home in Apparent Robbery Attempt

FERGUSON, Mo. — An Uber driver was shot in the hand during an apparent attempted robbery, causing him to crash into a Ferguson home on Tuesday night, according to Chief Troy Doyle of the Ferguson police department. The incident occurred on Forestwood Drive, a residential street near the city’s border with Dellwood.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the Uber driver was shot when a man and woman attempted to rob him. As a result, he accidentally accelerated and crashed into a nearby home, although no one inside was harmed. The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The perpetrators fled the scene and were last seen on the 200 block of Forestwood Drive. Police were actively searching the area for the suspects at the time of the report, but no further details about the incident were available.

The incident, which involved a violent assault on an Uber driver, raised concerns about the safety of app-based transportation services in the area. The Ferguson police department has urged anyone with information about the suspects to come forward and assist in the investigation.

This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the potential dangers that drivers for ride-sharing companies may face while on the job. The police department is working diligently to apprehend the individuals responsible for the attack, and measures are being taken to ensure the safety and security of drivers in the community.

As the investigation continues, authorities are reminding drivers to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is encouraged to contact the Ferguson police department to aid in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.