A 68-year-old man is hospitalized in a coma after a confrontation with a driver over a fender-bender in Queens.
Chun Tse was involved in a minor car accident last week as he drove to the Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal senior center in Flushing, where he has volunteered as a cook, his family told NBC 4 New York on Thursday.
Tse got out of his car to check the damage as did the driver of the other vehicle, 44-year-old Cleaman Anderson.
Audio recorded by a dashboard camera captured the two men arguing over who caused the accident. Moments later, police say, Anderson assaulted Tse.
Anderson's sister, an NYPD school safety agent, was in the car at the time of the assault and allegedly told investigators that Tse was hurt in a fall. She has been suspended by the NYPD for the attempted cover up, authorities said.
Tse is comatose and doctors told NBC 4 New York that should he regain consciousness he likely will be paralyzed.
There was no information as to whether Anderson has obtained a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.