Man in Serious Condition After Fight With TLC Driver (NY Post)
TLC driver gets into a fight with drunken passenger who is reported to be in serious condition
(NY Post) An Uber driver decked a drunken passenger who attacked him during a ride early Sunday — leaving the agitator with a serious head injury after he smashed his head on the pavement, law enforcement sources said.
The intoxicated East Harlem resident, identified by sources as Ahmed Rahat, and his girlfriend were in the backseat of the for-hire Chevy Suburban when the man began punching the driver around 4 a.m.
The driver, 38-year-old Pinto Soyall, of Jamaica, stopped the vehicle on East 38th Street and Second Avenue — and the scuffle spilled out onto the street, sources said.
The boozed-up passenger hit Soyall with his belt — with the driver allegedly hitting him back so hard, Rahat’s head whacked the pavement, sources said.
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