Pedicab Operator Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Midtown, Connecticut Man Arrested – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut man is facing charges in connection to a fatal crash involving a Pedicab in Midtown.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday.

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Police say Pedicab operator Ibrokhim Azizov, 24, was taking three passengers east on East 42nd Street near Madison Avenue when they were struck from behind by a 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

Azizov was thrown from the Pedicab in the crash and fell onto the street.

According to police, the driver of the Toyota struck Azizov, then drove off.

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Azizov suffered severe injuries. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The three passengers — a 46-year-old woman and two 14-year-old girls — suffered minor injuries. They were also taken to a local hospital to be treated.

The Toyota Tacoma was found parked on East 32nd Street a short time after the incident.

Police say 50-year-old Mario Sagastumme-Gonzalez, of Stamford, Connecticut, was arrested Saturday.

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He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene resulting in death and reckless driving.


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