Sacramento Hit and Run Involving Taxi

Sacramento Hit and Run Involving Taxi

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Sacramento Hit and Run Involving Taxi

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento taxi accident lawyer. On the morning of Friday, November 11, 2016, a woman from Sacramento was struck by a hit-and-run taxi driver in the vicinity of 16th Street.

What Happened?

According to the Sacramento Police Department a taxi driver allegedly struck one of his passengers with his vehicle after having an argument. Further, the driver of the taxi left the scene of the incident without regard for the condition of the victim. The taxi driver, employed by SMART Cab, was apprehended a short while later and arrested.

What Went Wrong?

The taxi driver, Fawad Ahmad, who was working for SMART Cab at the time of the incident had let a 38-year-old female and a family member out of his vehicle near the intersection of 16th Street. A short time later he was called back to the location because the female had forgotten her cell phone in Ahmad’s taxi.

Argument Ensued

The woman and Ahmad got into a heated exchange, which officers say ended after Ahmad allegedly used his vehicle to run into the woman’s leg. After running into her with his cab he fled the scene.

Was The Woman Seriously Injured?

According to officers the woman suffered some bruising to her leg. The name of the woman and the exact nature and extent of her injury remains unclear at this time.

What Happened to the Taxi Driver?

Ahmad was apprehended by police and arrested on Friday. He faces charges in connection with assault with a deadly weapon.

What Does SMART Cab have to say about the Charges?

Aman Singh, fleet manager for SMART Cab, said that his company is investigating the incident. Singh told CBS 13 that SMART Cab has not received complaints pertaining to Ahmad during his employment. If the charges of assault with a deadly weapon are confirmed, Singh says Ahmad’s permit will be revoked rendering him unable to work for SMART Cab or any other taxi service.

Talk on the Street

CBS 13 spoke with other taxi drivers in the area to get their comment on this serious offense. Numerous taxi drivers were hesitant to speak to the media (at least on camera). Some drivers admitted Ahmad was known for being aggressive.

Yellow Cab Employed Ahmad in the Past

As recent as six months ago Ahmad worked for Yellow Cab. The manager would not confirm the reason for the employment separation.

We extend our best wishes for a full recovery to the woman injured in this senseless incident.

Accidents Involving Common Carriers

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