Taxi driver thought to be resting for 18 hours was dead
NEW YORK – 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, http://www.nytimes.com