Pedicab driver killed in hit-and-run in NYC

A pedicab driver was killed in Midtown Manhattan after a Connecticut driver allegedly rammed into his vehicle, ran him over and fled the scene.

The deadly collision happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday, as the pedicab was transporting three female passengers on East 42 Street and Madison Avenue, police said.

As Ibrokhim Azizov was peddling the vehicle, he was rear-ended by a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, causing him to be ejected from the pedicab onto 42 Street, according to the NYPD.

The driver of the Toyota then ran over the Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, man and hightailed it down Madison Avenue, cops said.

A 46-year-old woman and two 14-year-old girls suffered minor injuries and were treated at Bellevue Hospital, where Azizov was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police found the Toyota parked in front of 200 East 32 St. a short time later, and cops tracked down the alleged driver, Mario Sagastumme-Gonzalez, 50, of Stamford, and charged him with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and reckless driving, detectives said.

Three passengers in Azizov's pedicab sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Three passengers in Azizov’s pedicab sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Seth Gottfried
Mario Sagastumme-Gonzalez was reportedly charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and reckless driving.
Mario Sagastumme-Gonzalez was reportedly charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and reckless driving.
Seth Gottfried

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