Co-worker reportedly warned limo boss about Bob Simon‘s ‘erratic’ driver
Published Fox News February 14, 2015 from New York Post Article.
Bob Simon was one of the last bastions of gritty reporters who to the best of ability tried to bring truth to news. He will be missed.
This Fox article mentioned several curious points. The article brings up that the driver, Abdul Reshad Fedahi, had been reported by a coworker for problems with driving and altercations with customers. From what I read his license validity was even in question and had been suspended 9 times prior to the crash.
“Simon, 73, a renowned war reporter, was sitting in the back seat without a seat belt on and suffered a fatal broken neck and head trauma.. Fedahi has been hospitalized with two badly broken legs and a broken arm. Law-enforcement sources said Friday that he is sticking to the story he told his relatives just after the accident: “I blacked out, and I think I got hit from behind.”
Interestingly enough his last report was to have been about Ebola and will be aired by Scott Pelley. I will be curious to see what he may bring to light. According the New York Post article, it is a critical look at how the Ebola epidemic research has been so long delayed even though they had many years and a large budget to research. I saw a short preview which also was discussing how tobacco might possibly be used to defeat Ebola.
The best reporters often appear to be on someone’s dog pile list. Was this accident really an accident?