Livery cab driver Orji Ama Uro was fatally stabbed in the eye with an umbrella after dropping off a man and woman in Brooklyn. The point of the umbrella pierced his brain.
A gypsy cab driver killed by a
passenger who savagely stabbed him in the eye with an umbrella in
Brooklyn was a dedicated father of five who worked to help his family
find a better life, a relative said Friday.
Uro, 54, had just let a man and a woman out of the livery cab on Thomas
S. Boyland St. in Brownsville when the pair began to argue with the
driver about 5 p.m. Thursday, police sources said.
The injured driver lost control of his vehicle, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into two parked vehicles.
man, believed to be in his 20s, then jabbed the umbrella through Uro’s
right eye — piercing his brain — before the cabbie hit the gas and
crashed into a couple of parked cars outside a Lott Ave. home, sources
“The scene was gruesome,” said Fernando Mateo, president of
the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers. “His face was just
exploded with blood.”