A female passenger assaulted an Uber driver on a ride and bit a chunk out of his throat earlier this week.

Michael Hassey Jr, the Uber driver, picked up Michele Stilwell's ride through Pinellas County, Florida, when she reportedly jumped on him in an unprovoked assault.

Stilwell, 55, can be seen in the video from the incident with her arms tightly wrapped around Mr. Hassey's body, screaming 'die.'

Several passers-by rushed to the driver to help after hearing his calls for help.

Mr Hassey tries to reason with her, saying: "I can't breathe! I'm just your Uber driver, I'm just your Uber driver."

Stilwell continues to keep a tight grip and allegedly bit Hassey's neck.

Hassey only managed to escape after removing her grip and open the driver's side door.

Arresting officers said Stilwell was under the influence of alcohol. But they didn't go into detail.

Mr Hassey later told WFLA that Stilwell was unconscious for most of the trip before she awoke and started to target him just a few blocks from her house.

She began screaming "my daughter" and scratching him across the back, according to the 22-year-old.

He said the passenger started shouting swear words at him and slapped him in the face, and he was traumatized by the incident.

"She sinks into my neck like a pitbull, shaking her head and stuff," Hassey said

He added: "I've never been that scared in my [whole] life, I thought I was going to die."

Mr Hassey continued, "I decided not to fight back because I didn't want to hit a woman."

He said he was the one who allowed it to happen. Hassey explained that he didn't place his hands on her again because he has two sisters. He said he was raised to never touch a woman.

Mr Hassey also said that he had attempted to contact Uber after the attack but had received no response.

According to WFLA, the taxi service's spokesperson said what has been mentioned is alarming.

Uber stated that "violence of any kind is not tolerated on the app." The company added they immediately revoked the rider's access as soon as they confirmed this incident.

Stilwell, who has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse in Florida, has since been charged with aggravated battery and tampering with a witness.

She was eventually released after posting a $15,000 bond.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 8: After dropping off passengers at a Broadway play, Johan Nijman, a for-hire driver who runs his own service and also drives for Uber on the side, drives through the West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018 in New York City. On Wednesday, New York City became the first American city to halt new vehicles for ride-hail services. The legislation passed by the New York City Council will cap the number of for-hire vehicles for one year while the city studies the industry. The move marks a setback for Uber in its largest U.S. market. Nijman, a member of the Independent Drivers Guild who has been driving in various capacities since 1991, says the temporary vehicle cap is a good start but he would like to see the city do more to deal with the over-saturation of vehicles and new drivers. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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