Uber driver caught driving down city footpath


Shocking footage has captured an Uber driver mounting his car onto a Brisbane city footpath.

The black hatchback was seen passing two parked police cars on the footpath before a man wearing high-vis labelled “security” started running behind.

Police said the incident happened on Warner Street in Fortitude Valley at around 3am on Sunday.

The car was seen driving down a Brisbane footpath.

“We need the police on Warner Street, we’ve got a car going down the footpath coming up the corner,” a woman’s voice can be heard saying in the clip.

The vehicle eventually drove over a cement island and continued down the street.

The car had Uber stickers on the rear window.

The vehicle eventually  drove over a cement island and continued down the street.

 Alex Golden, Uber’s Queensland State Manager, confirmed to Yahoo7 the driver was removed from the ride-sharing platform after they were made aware of the incident. 

“Safety is our number one priority at Uber,” the statement said.

“Upon learning of this incident, we have moved swiftly to remove the driver-partner from our platform and are investigating the matter further.”

The driver has been removed from his role.

Queensland Police also confirmed it was investigating the incident.

“Police are investigating an alleged dangerous driving incident which occurred on Warner Street in Fortitude Valley at around 3am on Sunday morning,” the statement said.

“So far no one has been arrested or charged in relation to the matter.”