The woman is expected to be charged on Friday morning, and the taxi will be towed for forensic examination.
Taxi Council of South Australia president John Trainer said he was disgusted to hear of the attack.
“Taxi drivers perform an essential service especially during the pandemic and it’s disgraceful that they have to be subject to such an attack,” Mr Trainer said.
“All taxis are equipped with security cameras, so there will be footage of the incident to ensure justice is served.”
He said anecdotal figures of taxi related incidents revealed while thefts had been decreasing, the number of assaults against drivers remained steady.
“Maybe we need to have another look at the heavy plastic shields.
“The entire industry wishes the driver a speedy recovery.”
It follows a fatal stabbing at Kilburn on Thursday.
A woman, 45, was stabbed in the leg outside block of units on Brooklyn Tce about 1am.
The Pennington victim was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but died from her injuries.
Another woman known to her, also from Pennington, 26, was arrested and charged with murder.
The suspect will face court on Friday.
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