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Man seriously injured after falling out of Uber in Burlington

The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers who were depositing a request for an injunction against the ride sharing company at the courthouse Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Montreal. The Quebec Superior Court has rejected a demand from the province's taxi industry to declare Uber's operations illegal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

A 31-year-old man is recovering in hospital after falling out of the backseat of an Uber in Burlington.

Halton regional police said it happened just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Boulevard near Eagle Drive, in the area of Plains Road and Lasalle Park Road.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital with a head injury. He is listed in serious, but stable condition.

The Uber driver and another passenger in the front seat were not injured.

The area was closed off for about four hours while police investigated. It has since reopened.