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Chasing After Customer, Cab Driver Killed by His Own Taxi

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  • A 65-year-old father and cab driver was killed by his own taxi when he chased after a customer who stole his backpack, police say

  • Mohammad Zafrullah's cab was still running with the gear in reverse when police arrived at the scene in the Bronx on Sunday

  • Investigators are now searching for surveillance videos of the customer

A 65-year-old father and long-time cab driver was killed in a tragic accident Sunday night in the Bronx when he was run over by his own taxi — and now police are looking for the last person who hailed Mohammad Zafrullah's cab.

Police say Zafrullah was robbed by the person he was driving. The passenger reportedly stole the Brooklyn driver's backpack and Zafrullah got out of his vehicle without properly putting it in park.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an empty yellow taxi cab with the engine running, the gear in reverse and Zafrullah lying in the middle of the street with a head trauma. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are now searching for surveillance videos of the customer.

Ashley Mayer

Ed Olivieri says Zafrullah's cab ran into his parked vehicle and damaged both doors but he didn't witness what happened.

"Its nothing for me to cry over considering, there was a life lost I can recover from that," Olivieri said. "Its quite sRead More – Source

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