Man dead after tapping on wrong car window when looking for Uber ride

A Florida man who knocked on a New York City car window because he apparently thought it was his Uber ride has died after the driver got out and punched him.

Sandor Szabo’s employer, What If Media Group, said the man died on Tuesday.

He fell and hit his head on a sidewalk after he was punched on Sunday about 1am in Queens.

Mr Szabo’s family said he was in New York City to attend a wedding.

Sandor Szabo died after he tapped on a car window, mistaking it for his Uber ride, and was allegedly punched by the driver before hitting his head on the pavement in New York. Source: Facebook/ What If Media Group

His employers described him on Facebook as “super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman”.

“He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring,” the post read.

“He was fun to be with, interesting, and always interested. He was a really good person.”

The accused, Jamill Jones, pictured in 2017 at a basketball game. Source: AAP (File pic)

Police said the suspect left the scene in a white SUV.

That suspect is Jamill Jones, a basketball coach based in North Carolina. He’s said to be “a rising college basketball coaching star” at Wake Forest University.

A witness told Associated Press Mr Szabo may have been intoxicated and knocked on a number of car windows before Jones allegedly hit him.

Jones turned himself over to police on Thursday and has since faced court charged with assault.

His lawyer, Alain Massena, described the incident as a “tragic accident”.

With Associated Press