NEW YORK – A Dominican was killed during a clash between a motorcycle on which he was traveling and a "pirate" taxi, police confirmed.
The victim is Manuel Hernandez, 40, who collided with a Lincoln Town Car, which was driven by Ayman Zarik, 53, a native of Pakistan, who was arrested by police.
Hernandez worked as a truck driver at a New Jersey electrical products company.
Witnesses said the crash occurred at 9:15 on Wednesday night when the pirate taxi driver allegedly violated the red light at the corner of West 178th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.
The Dominican was left in serious condition to Harlem Hospital, located at the corner of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, where he later died.
Relatives of Hernandez said Hernandez was returning home after visiting a daughter in Queens. I was living in a building on West 179th Street.