Photo Andrés Garita, La Nacion
QCOSTARICA – A Uber driver was rescued by the Fuerza Publica (police) from being beaten by a group formal taxi driver after pursuing him, before noon on Saturday, in Esparza.
Uber confirmed on Sunday that the 38 year old driver, a resident of Cartago, identified by his last name Saavedra in one of their partners. Uber calls its drivers ‘socio-collaboradores’ or partners.
According to Transito (traffic official) Rafael Jimenez Varela, it was about 11:00am Saturday when they received the alert of the chase and the crash of several vehicles.
The police report says the chase began in Puntarenas, from where Saavedra left for Esparza. He was alone in the vehicle, it is not known if the driver had dropped off up a fare at

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