Afaq Iftikhar, 34, was set upon by the woman and her male friend when he asked them and two other passengers to leave his cab near Birmingham’s Arcadian Centre on December 15 after one allegedly vomited in the car.
But Pakistani-born dad-of-two Afaq, from Northfield, said the passenger turned violent and stabbed him in the face with her high heel, rupturing his right eyeball, while her friend punched him and others shouted racist slurs and attempted to steal from his cab.
Afaq was left with blood pouring from his eye and three gashes to his skull after the attack.
The cabbie’s punctured eyeball was so badly damaged doctors could not save it despite a four-hour operation and he has been declared legally blind.
Now he has revealed video clips taken from his taxi camera documenting the moments before the attack, in which the passengers can be seen punching him in front of his car.
Afaq tries to defend himself by punching one of the passengers before the brawl moves out of the dashcam's view.
He claims he has been forced to release the video now after West Midlands Police allegedly told him they couldn't find the footage.
Afaq said: "I found it in the camera which was inside my car for the entire two weeks [the police] had it in their care. I feel like they didn’t even look for it.
"I also want to show people the kind of abuse that we, as drivers, are having to put up with while working — bus drivers get secure panels, so why don’t we?
"Now my life has been turned upside down, I can’t see a future for myself anymore.
"I feel alone, there’s nothing in front of me. I don’t know why this has happened."
West Midlands Police confirmed there have been no charges brought since three teenagers were arrested and released under investigation last month.
A spokesman said: "Police are investigating an assault on a taxi driver after a dispute with three passengers over fares.
"The driver was kicked and punched by two of the passengers in Birmingham city centre, sometime between 3.50am and 4.25am.
"He suffered serious facial injuries.
"Three people were arrested: a 19-year-old man on suspicion of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, an 18-year-old woman on suspicion of assault and an 18-year a woman on suspicion of theft.