Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Man Charged In Uber Driver's Death To Face Judge

Man Charged In Uber Driver's Death To Face Judge

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

A New York City Uber driver crashed his auto and died after he was attacked in a road rage incident Saturday night in Manhattan, according to reports.

Paramedics rushed Tolk to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12.40am Sunday.

About 14 hours later, police arrested Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan, on a manslaughter charge in the attack. "If he wouldn't have gotten hit, he wouldn't have died". A medical examiner will try and determine whether the blow to the head or the crash is responsible for Tolk's death. "We don't know the cause of death but we are sure it is related to the blow that knocked him to the ground", said NY Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesperson Fernando Mateo.

Tolk was born in Brooklyn and previously worked in the garment industry, inspecting women's sweaters before they were shipped to retailers like Walmart and Target, his son told the New York Times.

The police have not revealed a motive, but a spokesperson said the pedestrian appeared to be upset after Tolk almost struck him in the crosswalk.

His wife had moved to Las Vegas to be near their two sons and grandchildren, where Tolk had hoped to move as well.

"He couldn't leave New York", Tolk told the Daily News.

Tolk lived in West New York, New Jersey, and had a license with the Taxi and Limousine Commission, according to CW-affiliate WPIX. He would put everyone else before himself.

"The attacker is a coward and should be in jail", Viloria said at the conference. Kosugi continued striking Tolk after the driver fell to the ground, The New York Times reported.

As he was hauled out of the 10th Precinct in handcuffs, with a hooded jacket pulled low over his face, Kosugi did not respond to shouted questions from reporters. Kosugi is listed as a researcher in a 2013 report published by staffers at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, along with a 2014 report.

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