NYPD: Overspeeding driver hits, kills professional cab driver on regular overnight shift


An overspeeding driver has allegedly hit and killed a professional cab driver who was on his regular overnight shift, cops gathered

Police said the cab driver was fatally struck by a speeding hit-and-run driver early Sunday.

It was gathered that the incident occurred just as the cab driver neared the end of his overnight shift.

Cops said Robert Godwin, 45, was driving west on E. 168th St. in Concourse in a Toyota Camry with TLC plates when the driver of a Chevy Traverse zipping north on Webster Ave. slammed into him at the intersection about 4:25 a.m.

Witnesses said the Chevy driver started accelerating near a car wash on Webster Ave., a half-block away, even as other cars were stopping for the light.

“When I heard the smash, first I jumped. You know, it scared the s— out of me. And the car was catching on fire,” a witness said.

”A couple people turned up with water, buckets of water from the store. There was a whole bunch of people here trying to break all the windows to take the guy out the car.”

The Chevy driver ditched the damaged SUV and ran off, leaving Godwin mortally wounded with neck and body trauma.

Witnesses also confirmed that the hit-and-run driver left his passengers behind, including a woman who stumbled out of the front passenger seat and started vomiting.

Firefighters arrived to cut the roof off the cab and pull Godwin out, witnesses said.

According to cops, medics rushed Godwin to Lincoln Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved.

Cops are still looking for the runaway Chevy driver.

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