Man Dragged by Cab Dies

Sunday, May 23, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Maureen Firkins talks about her son and pleads for information about the cab driver who critically injured him.

The 32-year-old who man who was dragged by a cab after arguing with the driver last week died Saturday from his injuries.

Daniel Firkins was leaning through the window of a cab, arguing with the driver, when the cabbie sped off, dragging Firkins and ultimately running him over.

Firkins had been in a drug-induced coma at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and his parents acknowledged several days ago that their son likely wouldn't make it.

Nevertheless, Maureen and David Firkins held a bedside vigil for their son throughout the week.

"This wasn't a hit-and-run or, 'Oh, Dan was distracted and walked out in front of a cab,' his mother said earlier this week. "The cab was stopped and then he was murdered. I mean, he was murdered.  And it's like in broad daylight."

No arrest has been made, and police continue to investigate, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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