The cab driver that severed a British tourist's leg with his car — the one where Dr. Oz and the plumber came to the rescue — has admitted to having road rage and that he needs a different job.
That's great and all, but a young woman has LOST HER FOOT. No excuse will EVER be sufficient for that.
Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon hit Sian Green in Manhattan on Tuesday, and was not licensed to drive the cab he was using. That road rage he was talking about came from arguing with a cyclist, and claimed that when he tried to step on the brake he hit the accelerator instead.
What he told the press, though, sounds a little different than trying to step on the brake:
‘He was in my way and I got upset, so I gave him notice that I wanted to pass through. He started pounding on my car with his hands and was yelling things at me. I suddenly felt like I had to get out of there. It was becoming a bad situation. So I accelerated to get in front of him. I don’t know how, but I just lost control of the car. I was in shock.
‘When I crashed, I didn’t even see the lady. At first, I didn’t think I hit anyone, then I saw her foot by my car… I need a more suitable job. There’s too much stress when you’re driving in the city.’
We can't… we just can't believe he's so non-chalant about what happened! How can you sever part of someone's leg and say that you just need a more suitable job because of stress?? How is this real life??
The good news is that even though he only got a summons after the accident, he could eventually be given felony charges!
Seriously — he admitted that it was road rage, so it was an accident created from a conscious decision. This guy should probably never drive a car again!
We feel so bad for Sian! We hope she can overcome all of this!
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