The road-rage cabby who jumped a Midtown curb and crushed a young British tourist admitted yesterday he’s a lousy driver who has no business behind the wheel.
“I don’t want to drive a taxi,” Mohammed Faysal Himon, 24, told The Post in an exclusive interview from a relative’s home in The Bronx.
Himon -- who was not authorized to drive the cab that slammed into Sian Green, 23, likely costing her both legs -- copped to a previous laundry list of moving violations, including an accident that injured a passenger in 2010.
“I need a more suitable job. There’s too much stress when you’re driving in the city,” Himon said.
Himon, a native of Bangladesh who has been in the United States for nearly five years, admitted he flew into a fit of road rage when he and bike messenger Kenneth Olivo crossed paths.
“He started pounding on my car with his hands and was yelling things at me. I suddenly felt like I had to get out of there. It was becoming a bad situation. So I accelerated to get in front of him.”
At that point, Himon went on, “everything becomes cloudy” as he crashed into Green, who was munching a hot dog with her best pal, Keshia Warren, at the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 49th Street, near Radio City Music Hall.
“I don’t know how, but I just lost control of the car,” Himon said. “I was in shock.When I crashed, I didn’t even see the lady. At first, I didn’t think I hit anyone, then I saw her foot by my car. I can’t get it out of my mind.”