Police have reported that a cab driver was killed in NYC Sunday early morning, after another vehicle slammed into his cab while he stood outside it.
The 35 year old victim, had double-parked his cab on E. 26th St. near Third Ave. when a motorist in a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder hit the taxi cab from behind.
The Cabbie from, of Elmhurst, Queens, was hit by his car, flying into the air, and then falling behind a parked van near the curb. He died at the scene.
The impact pushed both vehicles into three other parked cars, including a Honda Accord whose driver, 43, was sitting inside. The driver was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell with minor injuries.
According to NYC car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “NY City streets can be very dangerous. Driver safety requires awareness at all times, otherwise accident like this are inevitable”. As seen in this taxi accident.
The driver of the Pathfinder was speeding across E. 26th St. and they could hear the engine racing. reports indicate that the driver told police that his accelerator got stuck.
Witnesses report that excessive speed may have been a factor in this fatal car accident.