- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City taxi driver who appeared to be resting was actually dead in his parked vehicle for about 18 hours.

The New York Times says 59-year-old Mehari Bokrezion (bahk-REH’-zee-uhn) died of cardiovascular disease around lunchtime on Aug. 8. He had pulled over in an area of Manhattan where drivers are allowed to rest for an hour. He wasn’t found until the next morning.

When the driver failed to go home, his worried wife and brother traced his GPS device with help from his garage. At around the same time a passer-by noticed the driver hadn’t moved and called 911.

The SoHo neighborhood where the driver was found bustles with foot traffic, but only one person sought help.

Other taxi drivers came and went without realizing something was wrong.

___

Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide