Reshad Abdul Fedahi: Bob Simon’s Car Driver

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Following details surrounding the death of “60 Minutes” correspondent and veteran CBS News foreign correspondent, Bob Simon we learned the name of his driver, 44-year-old Abdul Reshad Fedahi, of Queens, NY.

Mr. Fedahi was driving a Lincoln Town Car that was traveling south on 12th Avenue when it hit a Mercedes-Benz that was stopped at a red light at West 30th Street, reports say. While Bob Simon suffered injuries to his head and torso, Fedahi remains in stable condition.

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 New details reveal the iconic journalist was not wearing his belt seat at the time of the tragic crash. Fedahi was driving Bob to a medical seminar in downtown Manhattan according to Francois Simon.

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Reshad rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz on the West Side Highway and careened into metal stanchions separating the north and southbound lanes of traffic, police said, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Fedahi who holds a valid taxi license broke both legs and and an arm, other reports say he also suffered a heart attack.

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It is believed Reshad had been driving too fast. According to records he had two previous traffic convictions and his license was suspended more than half a dozen times in the past.