A Florida man died after allegedly being punched so hard for knocking on a strangers car while visiting New York. The family believes he must’ve thought it was his Uber.
Sander Szabo, 35, died at the hospital two days after an alleged assault by a New York driver of an SUV. Police told the Palm Beach Post,
“Szabo was in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens returning to his hotel just after 1 am Sunday when he was hit.”
His brother, Dominic, told the New York Daily News that Szabo died from the knockout hit to his head causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.
“When he was hit, he was struck so hard in the face he hit his head on the asphalt. That’s what caused the brain injury.”
According to Fox News, the family believes Szabo thought the SUV driver was his Uber.
“Szabo probably knocked on the driver’s car because he thought it was an Uber. Szabo had just left his brother’s hotel after attending his stepsister’s wedding that weekend.”
Sources say Szabo lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The driver is described as a man with a bald head who fled the scene in a white SUV.
Szabo was the vice president of sales at Whatif Media Group, a job he started in March 2017, according to his Facebook page.
Police have released surveillance video of the driver and his SUV. So far no arrest has been made.
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