The grieving family of a yellow cab driver who was found dead on Saturday August 13 from a fatal head injury is asking anyone with information that could lead to an arrest to come forward. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
The 52-year-old father of four got into a fight with a group over their fare just before 6:30 a.m. at Kutin Gyimah’s last taxi stop in Queens, near Beach 54 Street and Arverne Boulevard, according to analyzed security footage is from investigators. However, detectives are still searching for the five people who witnesses described leaving the unconscious taxi driver on the ground on Saturday morning.
Gyimah was caught on camera chasing the five passengers and arresting one of them to stop the gang from running away. However, the group retaliated by hitting the driver; One of them hit him on the head, knocking him unconscious and throwing him to the ground. Gyiah was discovered on the ground by paramedics who took him to St. John’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
According to Taxi Union leader Fernando Mateo, who was speaking at a news conference on Sunday morning, August 14, Gyimah was only in the early hours of his workday when he was killed being covered by the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, the also announced a $15,000 award for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Abigail Gyimah, the driver’s wife, and their four children attended the morning press conference with family photos to honor the family man who was taken from them too soon. He served as my skeleton. I’m lost without him,” Abigail sobbed inconsolably.
According to family members speaking to the New York Post, the dead taxi driver’s young children did not know their father had died until after Sunday’s news conference, when the oldest youngsters sobbed and thought they were mourning someone else. “Mom, why are you wearing black? you asked me Because they know he’s working today and tomorrow, they frequently ask, “Where’s Daddy?” Abigail told the newspaper.
The grieving widow, surrounded by more than a dozen family members, friends and fellow cab drivers, praised her late husband for being “responsible,” “loving” and “caring.” She recalled that he spent most of his free time with his children. The widow said: “He hasn’t slept during the pandemic; he worked.” He was an excellent man. He was my stronghold. She told the Washington Post that her husband usually let unpleasant passengers go rather than hire them. He would advise them to just walk away and drive away because he knows , how chaotic the city is, she claimed.” Just let her go, please. I have no idea what happened this time.
Abigail explained that she had run out of tears. “I don’t even cry anymore. She told The Post: “I feel so lost. My children’s hero is no more. She said of her husband’s attackers: “What they did to me, they took something so dear from me. “I just want my husband to see justice. Getting justice won’t bring him back, but at least I have some peace of mind knowing those responsible have been arrested. The incident is currently the subject of an investigation. At the time of writing, a GoFundMe campaign launched by the family’s supporters has raised more than $73,000 of the $100,000 goal.