Uber Driver Bashed With Hockey Stick Crashes in NYC, Dies

A livery cab driver died early Sunday after crashing his car in Greenwich Village

Tolk got out of his vehicle, a fight ensued and Kosugi allegedly hit Tolk with the hockey stick in the head until he fell to the ground, according to the New York Times.

The suspect became enraged after driver Richard Tolk overshot the crosswalk near the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex around midnight on Saturday, NBC reported. He was later transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Kosugi was being held pending arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Tolk was in his Uber auto stopped at a red light at that intersection of 11th Avenue and 20th Street when investigators say Kosugi took the hockey stick and began using it to hit the side of Tolk's vehicle.

'We don't know the cause of death but we are sure it is related to the blow that knocked him to the ground'.

Randolph Tolk, a Brooklyn native and grandfather of three, graduated from the University of Miami and had a long career in the garment industry, before being laid off in 2000, his son, Andrew Tolk, told the New York Daily News.

An Uber driver has died after being attacked by a pedestrian with a hockey stick, police say.

It's unclear whether Tolk died from injuries sustained in the crash or in the hockey stick attack. "He would put everyone else before himself ..."

"The attacker is a coward and should be in jail", Viloria said at the conference.

According to the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, Tolk had a license with the Taxi and Limousine Commission and was working for Uber at the time, says NBC. "I just can't understand how a person my age whacks a 68-year-old man with a hockey stick continuously".

Kosugi has been charged with manslaughter and is expected to face a judge this week.

Kosugi says on Linkedin that he is a medical doctor in the greater NY area, but a search of public records in NY state does not show that he is licensed to practice medicine there. His name does appear on two papers by staff at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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