Uber passengers viciously punch driver in Las Vegas attack captured on dashcam video

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An Uber driver in Las Vegas is recovering from her injuries following a shocking attack that was captured on video by a dashboard camera.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KABC) -- Warning: The video and images in this report may be disturbing to some viewers.

An Uber driver in Las Vegas is recovering from her injuries following a shocking attack that was captured on video by a dashboard camera.

The routine Uber drop-off turned into a brutal assault early Sunday morning when several of the passengers began punching Victoria Partridge. The attack lasted about 30 seconds, but for Partridge it felt like an hour.

"I started thinking that I'm gonna die," she said in an interview with KSNV-TV. "And when they left, I was just praying to God, thank God I'm alive."

Partridge has been a driver for over a year, with over 4,000 rides. This one started out as a pickup on Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street.

When she saw there were seven people, she told them she couldn't take them since she only has six seatbelts.

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"They're like, 'We're not leaving. We need we need to get to our destination point. You're our last chance. Please, please, please,'" Partridge recalled.

After several minutes of arguing and opening and closing the doors, Partridge said, she gave up and took the seven women. She's thankful her camera recorded what happened next on video.

"She started beating me up from the side," Partridge said. "Another girl went out, opened my driver door and she's started beating me up from that side."

She said the attackers also threw her phone, stole money out of her tip jar and dented the side of her car.

Partridge filed a police report and contacted Uber as soon as she got home.

"I don't know how long it will take, and if we're going to get anything for this," she said. "I don't know, I'm so frustrated."

She filed a report with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday. Three days later, she had not heard anything.

So a KSNV reporter called the Police Department and they said she could be proactive and reach back out herself. As of Wednesday, they still had not taken her video evidence.

"I didn't go to the hospital because I have no insurance," Partridge said. "I was afraid. I didn't know if the Uber is gonna cover it or not. Because if they're not gonna cover I don't know how (the) bill is going to be."

Uber eventually responded to the driver, saying the company will cover 100% of the car repairs and deposit a $5,000 donation into her account.

Uber also said it will help the police investigation any way it can.