Police arrest Uber driver in road rage incident at Fisherman's Wharf

Courtesy of SFPD

Police made an arrest in connection with a road rage incident in Fisherman's Wharf on Sunday between a bicyclist and an Uber driver, Officer Albie Esparza said.

The incident occurred near the intersection of North Point and Taylor streets about 1:30 p.m. The driver struck the 45-year-old man on the bike after an altercation on the road, Esparza said.

The bicyclist had reportedly been yelling at the driver, banging on his window and repositioning the vehicle's rear view mirror on the passenger's side before the driver struck him.

The bicyclist sustained numerous injuries — including fractured ribs and clavicle, a punctured lung and loss of consciousness — but they were not life-threatening.

Police arrested the driver, who stayed at the scene after the collision. He was identified as Emerson Decarvalho, a 38-year-old Daly City resident. He was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and failing to maintain a 3-foot barrier around a cyclist, Esparza said.

A spokeswoman for Uber said they are investigating the incident and cooperating with authorities. Drivers can lose their account if they are found to have violated Uber's safety standards.

“Our thoughts are with the victim of this terrible incident,” Uber spokeswoman Kate Downen told The San Francisco Examiner via email.

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