Sikh Father Run Down In Hate Crime

2014-08-02_-Ran-OverOZONE PARK, New York, USA—After a terrifying minute and a half,  a married father of two, Sandeep Singh was nearly killed Wednesday morning outside of his office on 99th Street in Ozone Park. Sandeep Singh is now in critical condition at the hospital. 

Baldey Singh was with Sandeep when he was hit by a pickup truck, and only talked to Eyewitness News. The two men had just finished dinner and were wrapping up their evening when a driver of a white pickup pulled up. 

“We just crossed in front of his car, he then slowed down,” says Baldey. 

Baldey says the drive then yelled a racial slur at him and his friends. Sandeep Singh got annoyed, and hit the truck with his hand. The driver then pulled forward, stopped, and then got out of the vehicle holding something in his hand. Baldey says that at that point, they were concerned, afraid, and felt threatened. 

More heated words were exchanged, and the driver got back in his truck. However, Sandeep Singh didn’t want to let it go, he wanted the man to stop, so he could call the police. The 29-year-old then stepped in front of the pickup truck. The driver hit the gas, and ran right over Sandeep Singh. 

Sandeep was dragged roughly 30 feet down 101st Avenue when his body finally came loose from the truck, which kept on going. 

A man named Tony ran to help. 

“The fact that I see the way the guy dragged him, the guy has no heart, seriously – he’s heartless,” says Tony, “He was like “I can’t breathe,” he was all slashed up and cut – there was a lot of blood.” 


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