An Uber X driver is accused of bludgeoning a rider with a hammer following a dispute about the route the driver was taking.

The driver, Patrick Karajah, picked up the alleged victim and two of his friends from a bar in San Francisco around 2 AM on Tuesday. According to SFGate, the rider got into an argument with Karajah about the route they were taking, and the driver stopped the car and forced them out. Once the alleged victim was on the street, Karajah supposedly grabbed a hammer and hit the rider in the head, then fled the scene.

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When police arrived, the rider was in and out of consciousness, suffering from severe fractures to his head.

Karajah is currently free on $125,000 bail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury.