Police: Uber driver arrested for intentionally hitting bicyclist near Fisherman’s Wharf


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — An Uber driver was arrested after allegedly hitting a bicyclist in Fisherman’s Wharf on purposed Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the bicyclist suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collarbone when the Uber driver purposely struck him, according to police.

The driver, who police identified as 38-year-old Emerson Decarvalho was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a vehicle shortly after the collision at about 1 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of North Point and Taylor streets.

The 45-year-old victim was biking when he reached out his hand and struck the window of the black four-door Toyota Camry.  The Uber driver then retaliated by charging the victim with his car, knocking him off his bicycle and rendering him unconscious.

Emergency crews transported the cyclist to the hospital where his injuries were deemed non life-threatening.

Decarvalho was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail, police said.

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