A Staten Island family was rocked early yesterday, when two thugs speeding from the police plowed into a car and killed a livery-cab driver and his wife, law-enforcement sources said.
Mohamed Elnahan, 50, was off duty while driving his wife, Mervat Ibrahim, 52, and a friend visiting from Egypt at 12:34 a.m. when they were struck by a Mercedes-Benz driven by Theodore Ricks, 24.
Ricks - driving with a suspended license - had allegedly hit the gas after spotting a patrol car on Cebra Avenue. His passenger, William Knight, allegedly had marijuana on him.
Moments later, Ricks ran a red light at Victory Boulevard and collided with Elnahan's Lincoln, seriously injuring the visiting friend and killing the couple - who left behind twin 12-year-old sons.
Cops said Ricks and Knight, 25, bolted the scene on foot but were apprehended a short distance away.
Ricks was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, Knight with drug possession. The two men, both Staten Islanders, were also hospitalized.