Uber Driver Hit With Hockey Stick Crashes and Dies

Driver dies after getting smacked in the head with a hockey stick, police say

Authorities have surveillance video that shows a recreational hockey player whacking an off-duty Uber driver on the head with a hockey stick during a deadly dispute outside Chelsea Piers, according to court papers filed Monday.

Randolph Tolk of West New York, New Jersey, got into an altercation with Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan late Saturday night in the vicinity of Chelsea Piers. Kosugi allegedly struck Tolk's auto with a hockey stick, prompting the driver to get out of the vehicle and confront the suspect.

The complaint accuses Kosugi of intending to cause "serious physical injury" when he hit Tolk with the hockey stick, causing his death.

Kosugi fled, and Tolk got back in his Camry and drove 10 blocks sound on the West Side Highway before he crashed into a median around midnight, police said.

Authorities say Tolk got back in his auto and drove about 10 blocks before crashing into a lane divider.

Paramedics rushed Tolk to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12.40am Sunday. "If he wouldn't have gotten hit, he wouldn't have died".

Investigators are working to determine if the blow to the head from the hockey stick or the crash killed Tolk, the news station reports. "So we don't know the reason for his death was, but we believe it's associated with the blow he took to the head".

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

CBS New York spoke briefly to Tolk's brother - who did not want to go on camera, but said Tolk was a wonderful brother, father, and grandfather.

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

He was charged with manslaughter in the incident.

Kosugi claims on LinkedIn to be a doctor, but is not licensed to practice medicine in the state of NY.

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