The grieving family of a yellow taxi driver who was discovered dead on Saturday, August 13, after suffering a fatal head injury, is pleading with anyone with information that could result in an arrest to come forward. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
The 52-year-old father of four got into a fight with a group about their transportation fare at Kutin Gyimah’s final cab stop in Queens just before 6:30 am, close to Beach 54 Street and Arverne Boulevard, as seen on security footage analysed by investigators. However, detectives are still hunting for the five individuals that witnesses described abandoning the unconscious cab driver on the ground on Saturday morning.
Gyimah was captured on camera pursuing the five passengers and seizing one of them in an effort to stop the gang from running away. The group, however, retaliated by hitting the driver; one of them struck him in the head, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the ground. Gyiah was discovered on the ground by emergency personnel, who took him to St. John’s Hospital where he was later declared dead.
Gyimah was only in the initial few hours of his workday when he was killed, according to Fernando Mateo, the head of the taxi union, who spoke at a press conference on Sunday morning, August 14. The 52-year-burial old’s costs will be covered by the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, who also announced a $15,000 prize for information that results in an arrest and conviction. Abigail Gyimah, the driver’s wife, and their four children attended the morning news conference with family pictures to honour the family man who was taken from them too soon. He served as my skeleton. Without him, I am lost,” Abigail sobbed inconsolably.
According to family members who spoke to the New York Post, the young children of the fatal cab driver were unaware that their father had passed away until after the Sunday press conference, when the oldest youngsters sobbed and believed they were grieving for someone else. “Mommy, why are you wearing black? they asked me. Because they are aware that he works today and tomorrow, they frequently ask, “Where is Daddy?,” Abigail told the newspaper.
The grieving widow, surrounded by more than a dozen family members, friends, and other cab drivers, praised her late husband as “responsible,” “loving,” and “caring.” She remembered him spending the majority of his leisure time with his kids. The widow said, “He wasn’t sleeping during the pandemic; he was working.” He was an excellent man. He was my stronghold. She told The Washington Post that typically, her husband would let unpleasant passengers leave rather than engage them. He would advise them to simply leave and drive away because he is aware of how chaotic the city is, she claimed. “Just let them go, please. I have no idea what took place this time.
It was explained by Abigail that she had run out of tears. “I’m not even crying any more. She said to The Post, “I feel so lost. The hero of my kids is no more. She stated of her husband’s attackers, “What they’ve done to me, they’ve taken something so dear from me. “I only want my husband to receive justice. If I receive justice, it won’t bring him back, but at least I’ll have some peace of mind knowing that those responsible have been apprehended. The incident is currently the subject of an investigation. As of the time of writing, a GoFundMe campaign started by the family’s supporters has raised more than $73,000 of its $100,000 target.