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Ride-Share Driver Attacked On San Francisco Freeway Undergoes Surgery

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.

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UPDATE 3/11/2017 11:30 a.m.: (AP) -  An Uber and Lyft driver who was beaten by up to 15 motorcycle riders on a San Francisco freeway has undergone surgery for a broken leg.

The Modesto Bee says Alex Quintana was in fair condition Friday. Pins were placed in his left leg, which was run over during Wednesday's attack on Interstate 101.

The 32-year-old Modesto man says he was heading to pick up a passenger when he tried to inch around the dirt bikers, who were blocking traffic.

Quintana says they smashed his mirrors and a window. When he got out to confront them, Quintana says he was beaten and kicked.

Video captured part of the attack.

No arrests have been made.

Quintana, who supports a 3-month-old son, says he'll be hospitalized at least 10 more days.


Original Post 3/10/2017 (AP) — Police are seeking up to 15 men on dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles who pummeled an Uber driver to the ground after surrounding his vehicle on a San Francisco freeway earlier this week.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspects.

The brutal attack occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 when a dark car drove in front of a white Toyota, stopping the driver as the group of bikers surrounded him.

Several witnesses shot video of the incident.

The newspaper reports that one video shows the Uber driver falling to the ground and tumbling as at least two bikers repeatedly punched and kicked him. Police say the bikers also vandalized the car.

It was unclear exactly how the fight started or ended.