Livery Driver Attacked With Hockey Stick, Crashes, Dies

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

Livery Driver Attacked With Hockey Stick, Crashes, Dies: Police

An Uber driver crashed his vehicle and died over the weekend after he was hit in the head with a hockey stick by a pedestrian during a dispute in Manhattan, the police said.

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.

Kosugi was arrested on a manslaughter charge.

It happened when the driver, Randolph Tolk, got into an argument with 39-year-old Kohji Kosugi at 11st Avenue and West 20th Street just before midnight Saturday in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, according to WPIX.

Tolk got out of his auto, words were exchanged and investigators say Kosugi used his stick to hit Tolk across the head, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported.

After officers and emergency service responders arrived at the scene, the driver was transported to Lenox Health Greenwich Village, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police found the suspect by checking surveillance footage at Chelsea Piers, and were able to identify him because of the hockey stick, CBS New York reports. "He fell to the ground", Fernando Mateo of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers said.

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. It is unclear whether the driver died from the assault, the collision, or from a medical condition. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police did not give a motive for the attack.

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