BAYCHESTER (WPIX)—A livery cab driver is dead in the Bronx early Monday morning after being attacked inside his vehicle.
The driver, a 46-year-old black male, had one passenger in his car when he was shot once in the chest while he was behind the wheel shortly before 1am. Reports suggest the passenger attacked the driver.
The driver then lost control and crashed his towncar into two cars at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Boston Road in Baychester. An occupant of one of the cars was injured and his condition is unknown.
When emergency services arrived, the driver was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Family members told PIX News that the victim is Amadou Ndaiye. He was from Sengal, and was a father and husband. They say he had been driving a cab for at least 20 years in New York and typically worked the night shift without complaint about his safety.
Fernando Mateo, president of the NYS Federation of Taxi Drivers, called for reform requiring the installation of cameras and proper identification inside cars.
"We don't know whether he [the victim] picked up a street hail. We don't know whether the call was dispatched," Mateo stated, "We don't know who he worked for because the car does not have the markings it should have and it's one of the things that we need to address with the TLC [Taxi and Limousine Commission] and the NYPD."
Reports say the victim's towncar belongs to SAS Leasing Inc., a Westchester County car service company located at 78 Stoneleigh Road in Scarsdale.
Police at the 47th Precinct are questioning an eyewitness, who saw someone running from the livery cab.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.