A yellow cab driver was badly hurt in Midtown when a car traveling an estimated 100 mph slammed into his vehicle, dragging it for nearly a block. The victim, Golam Uddin, 51, was left with a fractured collarbone, patella and multiple ribs.
The suspect, Hamza Salman, 27, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and participating in a speed contest or race. The collision happened at 4:35am on Oct. 30 at Fifth Ave. and W. 44th St. Salman, speeding down the avenue in his white 2018 BMW M5, ran red lights at 46th, 45th and 44th streets as he raced a blue BMW, authorities said. At W. 44th St., Salman slammed into Uddin’s taxi. The driver he was racing fled the scene, police said.
Uddin has been driving a taxi almost 27 years.
Source: Daily News