Colorado Uber driver gets attacked, speaks out

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- A Colorado Uber driver is speaking out after she was attacked and beaten by one of her passengers on Monday morning.

Lorraine, whose last name is being withheld, picked up a man near downtown Colorado Springs on Monday at around 4 a.m.

He told her that they couldn't leave because he was waiting on his brother.

"We waited 10 minutes, his brother never showed and I said look, 'we either need to get going or you need to cancel and get another Uber.' He said there's my brother, and I turned to look, that's when he hit me for the first time," Lorraine said.

"He got my lip. He bashed me in the mouth. This tooth is shoved up in and twisted. He split the skin like a boxer," she told CBS affiliate KKTV.

The attacker bit her, too. She has over four stiches near her right eye, and she was in the hospital for more than seven hours after the attack.

"I think, at first, the assault was intended to be a rape-because he got real personal, and I'm going to leave it at that," Lorraine said.

Lorraine talked with KKTV in the hopes that police can capture her attacker and to warn other Uber drivers.

"Really, be aware," she said. "I was tired. I was lulled into a false sense of security because nothing had ever happened so therefore nothing will ever happen."