Man in NYC for Wedding Dies Days After Punch in Mistaken Uber Ride Confrontation

Sandor Szabo, of Boca Raton, died Tuesday, his employer said.

What to Know

  • A Florida man in town for a wedding died days after he was punched in a mistaken Uber ride confrontation, authorities say
  • Sandor Szabo, 35, died Tuesday, his employer said; he was attacked early Sunday after knocking on the suspect's window in Queens
  • Police say Szabo hit his head on the pavement when the punch knocked him back; he lost consciousness. No arrests have been made

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A Florida man in New York City for a wedding has died, two days after he was attacked by a driver who got out and punched him over a mistaken Uber ride, authorities say.

Sandor Szabo, 35, died Tuesday, his employer said. Cops said the Boca Raton resident knocked on the suspect's car window around 1 a.m. Sunday in Queens, thinking it was his Uber ride. The driver got out and punched him in the face; Szabo's head hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness.

He had been hospitalized in critical condition before he passed away. 

Police say the suspect left the scene in a white SUV. They released surveillance footage of that vehicle, and of the suspect walking down the street (above). 

Anyone who recognizes him or knows anything about the attack is asked to call police. 

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