A yellow cab driver died after being struck down by passengers who tried to rob him in Queens, police and sources said.
The deadly attack took place at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard, authorities said.
Police officers responding to an ongoing assault found the 52-year-old driver lying on the street with “trauma to the back of his head,” the NYPD said.
EMS transported the victim to St. John’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The NYPD said a preliminary investigation found the 52-year-old operated a multi-passenger NYC taxi minivan. As he was about to drop off the passengers, “they tried to rob him,” an NYPD spokesman said.
The victim was chasing them and was hit by several passengers, causing him to fall and crack his head, the spokesman said.
According to police sources, the driver was beaten by three men and two women and the fatal attack was caught on video.
The NYPD did not immediately confirm the video’s existence. There were no arrests.
“The investigation is ongoing,” the NYPD said.
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